10 Questions Dudes Forget to Ask Their Doctors « PushUP24

10 Questions Dudes Forget to Ask Their Doctors « PushUP24

Paper hospital gowns and fluorescent lighting are no substitute for kicking back with beers during the March Madness—but your annual checkup should be about your doc getting to know you. Along with updating vaccinations and some routine testing, talking about your lifestyle and potential risk factors for disease is why you come in for a preventive exam, says Minesh Khatri, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and a general internist at Columbia University Medical Center. To make the most of your time (and your doc’s), come prepared with a list of questions you know you want answered to help focus the visit, he says. And mention anything that is bothering you—a mole, a sleep problem, a rash, or whatever—at the beginning of the exam, so the doc can address the concern and organize the rest of the visit to make sure it’s taken care of.

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