How to Prep for your Doctor's Appointment

Doctor's appointments are brief, over in a flash. How do you maximize that time? How do you make sure you give your doctor the information they need, and you get the answers you need? It's a skill, just like any other. Here's your insider's crash course.

You’ve probably heard this piece of advice before: make a list of your concerns. What people don’t often mention is that it’s crucial to prioritize that list. Most GPs schedule 10-15 minutes for a visit, and that includes the time required to make chart notes, order relevant tests, and make any necessary referrals. Not a lot of time, right?

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