Before going to the doctor, it is a good idea to review your recent medical notes and write down a list of questions and concerns. This can help you plan what you want to talk about. Make sure you bring the list with you into the appointment. Studies have shown that bringing the list in with you helps you remember what you want to talk about.

Sometimes, it may seem like your doctor is in a rush. Telling your doctor up front you have questions will help prioritize your concerns. This also lets your doctor know you respect their time and helps them to respect yours too. Asking questions that you planned out will not make your visit with the doctor longer. It will help you build a stronger connection with your doctor. It will also help you take charge of your health. You should not leave the office confused about something. Ask any questions you have. When you take control of your health, you can make better decisions.

Write down your questions and take no objections!