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2. Speak Up at the Doctor's Office
Some physicians whip through appointments in the time it takes to get a car washed, but their need for speed isn't the only reason for quick visits. There's also a phenomenon known as white-coat silence, which refers to patients' tendency to clam up in the presence of a doctor. List all the questions you'd like to ask at your next appointment and make two copies: one for you and one for your doctor.