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You know how whenever your computer is acting up, the moment the IT guy comes to take a look at it, it starts working perfectly?
That’s kind of what it feels like when I go to the doctor. I know everything that’s going on, specifically what’s going wrong, and when I get into the appointment, it seems to fly right out of my head. Which is why the best thing I’ve done for my appointments is keep a running list of questions and thoughts on my phone to discuss at the appointment.
Asking questions and providing feedback are two critical parts of being an engaged patient. Continue reading