Following up with your Doctor is key

When is the next time you’re planning on seeing your doctor? If you were recently prescribed a new medication, your answer should be “soon.” According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one of the most important things you can do to protect your health is to have a follow-up appointment after starting a new prescription.

The purpose of a follow-up visit is for the doctor to monitor your treatment progress and check that the new medication is not having any significant negative effects on your health. For a smooth follow-up appointment, AHRQ suggests patients disclose four key pieces of information… (American Health Advantage)

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