Keep an up to date list of your medications with you at all times.
It is your responsibility to learn the names of your mediations and why you are taking them.
Most likely your provider does not know what you mean by the “little pink pill” or the “white capsule”. There are literally dozens of each.
Do you really need all that medication in the first place?
The best advice I can give you is to put everything into a bag and take it with you to your appointment.
Make sure that you and your provider are on the same page when it comes to medications/supplements that you are taking. This is especially true when you are seeing more than one prescribing provider. You may have duplicates that you are unaware of.
Always ask…”do I really need this?”
Barbara C. Phillips, MN, NP
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