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Questions to ask your Doctor

  • Know the Brand Name, Type,  “Model Number” and/or Style. Check the manufacturer’s website to learn more about it.   Type the name of the implant and “benefits/risks” into your Internet browser and learn more.
  • Keep this information for your records.
  • Sign up for registries that track patient outcomes. Ask your physician where you may find one, go online to find one and check the manufacturer’s website. This may allow you to receive alerts to know if you need to action regarding your health.

If you are receiving a prescription, it’s OK:

  • It’s OK to ask your doctor about drug side effects and risks for interactions with other drugs, including dates that you may need to go for blood work to detect the onset of a side effect, such as high cholesterol.
  • It’s OK to ask your doctor how long the drug has been on the market. Drug recalls may not commence until five or more years after a drug is initially approved by the FDA.
  • It’s OK to ask your pharmacist the same questions, review the package insert and/or the drug manufacturer’s website to learn more from the prospective of the pharmacist.
  • If you experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you do not respond to medications a timely fashion, seek out an alternative.

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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