1. Ask yourself a few questions
Sit down and figure out the questions you’ll most likely be asked in the event of an emergency or in commonly encountered healthcare situations.
2. Get organized
A free online tool like the Mayo Clinic Health Manager gives you the opportunity to store and update personal health records and those of your family members. This free and secure online application gives you a place to store medical information and receive individualized health guidance based on the expertise of the Mayo Clinic.
3. Make doctor visits more efficient
Arrive at your appointment with written questions and a list of medications you’re taking.
4. Let your past guide the future
Keep a health journal of medications and symptoms. Share it with your doctor to help determine future treatment options.
5. Build your health assets
Look at your health as a long-term investment and take steps to quickly address any issues while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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