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One minute you’re mindlessly flipping through a magazine in the waiting room and next thing you know, your busy doctor has come and gone, your appointment is over and you remember that thing you’d planned on asking. Doctor’s visits can fly by, so you should always come prepared. After all, the best way to get more out of your health care dollar is to get more out of an appointment with your doctor.
It’s easy as long as you stick to these three tips:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says that people who ask questions and take an active role in their health are happier with their care. They also see more improvement in their health than patients who do not take ownership of their health. Do you take an active role in your health?
Before the Doctor’s Appointment
During the Doctor’s Appointment
After the Doctor’s AppointmentFollow your doctor’s instructions. Call:
When you’re ready to pay your bill, read about your options !
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Do you have any other suggestions to get the most out of your doctor's visit? Share them with us in the comments!
Originally published January 27, 2015; Revised 2018
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