Get the Most from Your Check-up

Follow these five tips to make sure you get the most out of your wellness visit.

1. Make a List

Write down your questions in advance and make a list of symptoms or health concerns.

Bring a list of medications, including over-the-counter herbs and supplements.

2. Know Your History

Record dates and results of recent tests and routine screenings.

Review your family and personal medial history.

3. Come Prepared

Bring your insurance card, drivers license and emergency contact information.

4. Ask Questions

It helps to repeat back to your provider what you've heard to ensure clarity.

Don't leave if you still have questions – your health is worth your provider's time.

5. Speak Your Mind

Being healthy isn't just about your physician well-being. Be open to sharing your thoughts and emotions.