Last week's column focused on what you can do before a medical appointment to get the most out of it. This column will focus on the appointment itself, and how to get the help you need.
Wear appropriate clothing to your appointment. Plan ahead: if you have a cough, your health care provider is going to have to listen to your chest and back with a stethoscope, so wear a shirt that is easy to get on and off. If you have an ingrown toenail, wear easy-to-remove shoes.