What You Don't Tell Your Doctor Could Hurt You

Open your mouth, say docs, not just to say 'Aaaah.'

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The average doctor visit lasts just 17 minutes, according to online medical journal Medscape.  Plans for health care reform aim to allow doctors to spend more time with patients, but until then, doctors recommend getting the most out of even short visits. They say it doesn't make sense to leave anything out. Dr. Charles Mouton is professor of community health and family practice at Howard University, and he gives us some advice on how to break the silence and talk to your doctor most effectively.


Dr. Charles Mouton

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