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What To Share With Your Doctor


The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers advice on getting the most our of your visit with your doctor. And the key to a productive visit is knowing how to talk with your healthcare provider. “Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care.” Here are just a few things that the NIA recommends:

For more information about talking with your doctor, visit these websites:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus

U.S. Food & Drug Administration