What to discuss with health care providers

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Sometimes people feel awkward asking questions or explaining how they’re feeling to health care providers. But offering information will help them help you. Here are some tips:

  1. Explain any symptoms in detail.
  2. Make a list of questions in advance.
  3. Inquire about any health screenings and tests you’ll need based on gender, age, behavior, or health condition.
  4. Find out if you’re up-to-date with immunizations.
  5. Ask for suggestions to maintain your health while in school.
  6. Discuss treatment options and their pros and cons.

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