GOING TO THE DOCTOR
Yes, it's not that hard, but here are some things that patients forget to do that make their visit to the doctor less satisfying and successful.
- Write down your questions.
- Ask your question again if you don't understand the answer thoroughly.
- Bring a piece of paper and a pen to write down the answers to your questions.
- Jot down some of the details of your problem so you're sure to mention them. Details are simply very frequently forgotten.
- Bring your medication bottles, including over-the-counter medications and vitamins.
- Be realistic. If you have a number of questions or multiple concerns, it may take more than one visit to accomplish it.
- Be honest.
- Think about what you're going to say. This will make your explanation of your problem or question more clear.
©COPY;1997 HeartPoint Updated July 1997
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