Thursday, July 31, 2008

Health Tip: Be a Smart Patient

(HealthDay News) -- Although your doctor and other health-care professionals do their best to help you stay safe, there are things you can do to prevent problems.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions on how to be a smart patient:

  • If you have a question or concern about your health or treatment, talk to your doctor about it. Bring a friend or family member if you need help understanding what you must do.

  • Give your doctor and pharmacist a complete list of every medication you take, including those sold over-the-counter. Ask about any side effects or sets of drugs that shouldn't be taken together.

  • Always get your test results. Ask your doctor at the time of the test when results will be available, and when you can discuss them together.

  • If you are able to choose a hospital, discuss the choices with your doctor.

  • If you need surgery, ask your physician what will happen, what to expect, and what you need to do.

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