Doctors and patients must work together to achieve a successful doctor’s visit. Good communication and your actions can make a huge difference.
I. ASK QUESTIONS
A. Ask questions about your health concerns.
B. Make a list.
II. BE PREPARED
A. Know your medical history.
B. Describe what’s happening to you.
C. Try to be as specific as possible.
III. TELL THE DOCTOR YOUR HEALTH CONCERNS
A. Tell your doctor or nurse about any personal beliefs (cultural, spiritual, or religious).
B. Make sure that you understand the doctor’s suggestion.