It’s Men’s Health Week, so naturally we're updating you on the most important things you need to know about your health. While you may not care now about your heart health or worry about arthritis, you should. We’ve already shown you that men are not going to the doctor nearly enough. In fact, per a new study, only half of men even remember when their last checkup happened. Convinced you should schedule that appointment? Great. But now, It's important to come in prepared so you get the most out of your time.
It's likely that just like you, your doctor is very busy. In order to see every patient scheduled, health care professionals are often forced to squeeze each one into a quick few minutes. And while it might be nice to get it over with quickly, the pressure on doctors to keep the turnover high means that they might not have a chance to tell you everything you want to know. The best way to get the most out of your time together? Knowing what you need to ask. ZocDoc’s Keri Peterson, M.D., an Internal Medicine doctor in New York City, arms you with three questions you can't forget to ask your doc.