(HealthDay News) -- You probably have several topics that you'd like to discuss with your doctor, but it's easy to forget them when you're sitting in the examining room.
To get the most out of your doctor's visit, AARP recommends that you:
- Make a list of all of the questions you have to ask your doctor, and be prepared to take notes on the answers.
- If you haven't been feeling well, make a list of all of your symptoms.
- Bring a list of all medications you take, including any over-the-counter medicines and supplements. Be sure to include doses and how often you take each.
- If you're seeing a new doctor, bring your medical records or have them sent ahead of time.