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Talk With Your Doctors*


Men who know how to work with their doctors are more satisfied with their care and have better results.

Give your doctor as much information as you can about your health history, any medicine you’re taking, and any problems that you may be having — even if they’re embarrassing (they’ve heard it before). With this information, your doctor can help you decide what medical tests you may need.

Be sure to ask questions if you don’t understand something your doctor said. If you don’t ask, your doctor may think you understand. Write down questions before you visit your doctor. You can also bring along a family member or a friend to ask questions and help remember the doctor’s answers.

* Doctors, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

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