BRING a list of all your questions, symptoms and medications (including vitamins and supplements).
- TALK about how you want to handle health issues. If the doc says, “Stop smoking,” instead of thinking, “Yeah, sure,” ask for help creating a plan.
- REPEAT any questions if you don’t understand the answer the first time.
- OPEN up. You’re not there to impress the doc; you’re there to get help staying healthy. The more your doctor knows about what you eat, drink and do, the more successful your health plan will be.