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Working With Your Doctors

Good treatment depends on making sure that all of your doctors know about all of your health problems. Everyone you see for health care needs to know how you are being treated for each health problem you have.

Think of your doctors as your team. Tell each doctor that you expect him or her to talk with the other doctors about your care. If you feel comfortable doing so, bring a family member or friend with you to appointments so he or she can help you remember symptoms or problems that you want to talk about with the doctor.

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Last Updated: April 02, 2013
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