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What Your Doctor Needs to Know

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz, here is a professional cigarette I want to share with you there is nothing doctors love more than seeing a smart patient walk into the exam room, your being an informed consumer keeps us on our toes and you in pick ell. Here is how to get the most out of your doctors visit, make a list, jot down the reasons you were scheduled for an appointment as well as a list of questions.

Write down your symptoms too including how long you had them and what seems make them better or worse. Bring a list of all the medications you take, that includes prescriptions and over the counter drugs as well as any dietary sample and ask lots of questions. If your doctor says you need a diagnostic test, ask why.

You can also what happens if I don't do it as for translation. If your doctor orders a new drug ask those little crazy scribbles mean on the prescription pack and whether there is a cheaper generic version which is just as good. Find out whether the new medicine can interact with anything else that you're taking including the foods, and the supplements that you're eating.

And finally, smart patients who aren't afraid to ask questions always get the best health care. I'm Dr. Oz, check out all our smart tips for more ways to get well.