To Take Charge of Your Health, Partner with Your Doctor

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:45

Prepare yourself for your next health check-up by partnering with your doctor or your nurse practitioner

Research shows that patients who are more involved in their health care get better results. Here are some simple tips to help make your next visit a little less stressful.

Bring a notebook with any questions you have, and write down any specific instructions from your doctor or healthcare professional.

If medications are prescribed, write down the name of the medication, the dosage, the frequency and any potential side effects

If you don’t understand something, ask!

Communication is the most important way to help keep you safe. Become an active member in your health.

Remember: Prevention….it begins with you!

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical condition. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health. Always consult your physician before making any changes to your medical regimen.

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