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How do I Prepare for My Doctor’s Visit?


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Let’s face it. Doctor’s appointments can be intimidating, especially when you don’t know what to expect. The good news is that with a little preparation, you can control how well your appointment goes and even help your doctor get to the root of your most pressing concerns.  Here’s what you need to know in preparation for your upcoming doctor’s appointment.

1. Be clear.

Initially, be clear as to why you are going to the doctor’s office.  Are you going for a routine well-person examination? Do you have a specific problem that you want addressed?

2. Be honest.

Secondly, be prepared to be honest.

Most medical providers have seen and heard it all and rarely are we shocked.

We are not mind readers, so we need your honesty.

A small amount of embarrassment is minimal compared to the weight of continuing to carry the problem because you failed to discuss it.

RELATED: Speak Up, Speak Out! 9 Ways to Advocate for Your Needs at the Doctor

3. Know your history.

Thirdly, know your history.

We want to hear about your previous surgeries, your past medical history, and the

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