Time with our physicians has become extremely limited.  We’re fortunate if our appointments last 10-15 minutes.  It’s time to become our own healthcare advocates by preparing for medical appointments.  Take a list of current medications, write down issues before the appointment so that you don’t forget to mention or ask a question.  Many people think their physician is absolute in their knowledge, however if you don’t give the proper knowledge, it’s impossible for the physician to do his or her job.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.