The Checkup Checklist
Before going to see your doctor for your next checkup, here are four things you should do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Review your family’s health history, and let your doctor know whether certain illnesses run in your family.
- Check to see if it’s time for you to do any general screenings or vaccinations, such as a mammogram, Pap test, prostate exam or colon cancer screening.
- Write down a list of issues and questions you have about your physical, mental or emotional health to discuss with your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor about anything you are planning to do in the future that might affect your health, such as cosmetic surgery or a weight loss program.