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Medical Care

Finding A Doctor You Can Talk to

Once you’ve chosen a doctor, make your first actual care appointment. This visit may include a medical history and a physical exam. Be sure to bring your medical records, or have them sent from your former doctor. Bring a list of your current medicines or put the medicines in a bag and take them with you. If you haven’t already met the doctor, ask for extra time during this visit to ask any questions you have about the doctor or the practice.

Reprinted from the National Institute on Aging. For more information on senior issues, click here to visit the agency’s website.