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Four Things to Say at Your First Visit with a New Doctor

It’s always a little awkward getting to know a new physician. After the first hellos, and before the examination begins, it’s smart to set the stage for an effective relationship. Physicians can’t read your mind. They don’t know what role you’d … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid to Ask for a Second Opinion?

Does the thought of getting a second opinion for something you’re facing freak you out a little bit? Maybe your doctor is telling you to get surgery, or an invasive test, or a procedure you’re not sure you need.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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