Going to a doctor can be a stressful situation. The doctor and patient relationship are built on trust and communication. You should be able to trust your doctor and be able to share all your symptoms with him/her. Your doctor should be a great listener and offer feedback with your interest at heart.
There are several things you want to do when you go to a doctor:
Be organized. Doctors have very little time, so in advance write down questions you want to focus on
Keep good records. Provide your doctor with accurate information
Set the tone. Let your doctor know how much you want to be in charge of your health
Be assertive. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, it’s your health
Be understanding. It’s helpful to be assertive but balance it with compliments
Know how to keep in touch. Know the best way to get in touch with your doctor before you leave the appointment