6 Ways To Get the Most from Your Cardiac Care

You can get the most from your cardiac treatment by being an active partner of the medical team. Here are six simple steps to starting down the path of active involvement in your own heart health. Tip 1: Prepare Going in for a first-time appointment with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon can be overwhelming. Preparing … Read More

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The 9 Best Ways to Be a Better Patient

You sit in an exam room and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. As a result, you leave unsatisfied — and without understanding what comes next. Don’t be that patient. In the past, I’ve talked about the things you should expect from your doctor. But as a patient, … Read More

10 Things You Should Expect From Your Doctor

You just waited two hours for a doctor who’s running late. Once in the office, the doctor zips through a jargon-filled speech, orders a test, writes a prescription and sends you on your way. You leave in a cloud of confusion, realizing that you never even asked a question. Don’t accept this. It’s the worst-case … Read More

5 Smart Questions You Need to Ask Your Doctor

As you leave your doctor’s office, you think, “Oh, I forgot to ask…” It happens to all of us. That’s why in my previous post about making the most of your doctor’s appointment, I recommended writing your questions down. But what should those questions be? You’ll have your own questions based on your personal health … Read More