5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Primary Care Physician
Don’t forget to ask these questions during your visit with your PCP
Visiting with your Primary Care Physician or PCP regularly seems like such a simple task to complete. Check it off your to-do list and go on with your daily life. Although, there could be information that you could be missing regarding your health. Read on to learn more on how to get more out of your regular PCP visits.
1. Are there any new developments with my condition?
There are new medications, health procedures, and techniques that are introduced every day. It’s good practice to ask your PCP, “what’s new in the health world?” There could be something new that will help your daily life.
2. What can I do to be healthier?
Your doctor is here to help. They’re your resource for a healthier lifestyle. For example, you could be taking on a lot more stress than you usually do, and you might not be feeling like yourself. Asking your doctor for tips and resources for this issue will get you the most reliable answer, rather than heading down a black hole on the internet.
3. What health tests should I be taking and when?
We all have a different health story. You might have a family history of colon cancer or diabetes, but how do you become proactive about this knowledge in your health? Questioning your PCP on what health tests you should be taking will give you more peace of mind and decrease the cost of future health issues.
4. What are my risks of heart disease?
According to the CDC, “heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing about 1 in 4 deaths.” Knowing your risk of heart disease can prepare you for the future and be proactive about this risk factor.
5. What internet sources can I trust?
The internet is a part of our everyday lives. It is easy to find yourself down a rabbit hole of misinformation. Your Primary Care Physician is the most reliable source you can see when it comes to medical information. They also know where to find the most trusted sources that their patients can utilize.
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