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Taking the initiative and being prepared is important to a positive patient-doctor partnership. The relationship you have with your doctor is an important aspect of getting good health care. Here are a few tips for how to take an active role in your care plan.


Prepare these lists for your doctor:

  • All symptoms 
  • Your medications 
  • Habits or lifestyle changes 

Use your time wisely

  • Rank your list of concerns and talk about your top three first. 
  • Be honest with your doctor. 
  • Give information instead of waiting to be asked. 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Develop a good relationship with your doctor

Research has shown that patients who develop good relationships with their doctors are more satisfied with their overall care. Working as a team with your doctor could lead to:

  • Diagnosing ailments faster
  • Regaining strength sooner 
  • Being healthier overall



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