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Quiz: Do You Understand Working with your GP?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Many medical experts have moved away from the yearly physical exam.

Explanation:
Many medical experts have moved away from the yearly physical exam, instead recommending periodic health evaluations as needed.
2

An example of a medical test a woman might get yearly is a Pap test.

Explanation:
Some examples of medical tests people might get yearly are a Pap smear, STI testing, prescription drug follow-ups, a PSA test, a mammogram, blood pressure testing and a cholesterol profile.
3

If you have a chronic condition you still don't need to see your physician more frequently than once a year.

Explanation:
If you have a chronic condition you may need to see your physician more frequently than once a year.
4

You need to tell your family doctor about any supplements you're taking.

Explanation:
To get the most out of your appointment, make sure your family physician has up-to-date medical records. Tell your doctor about any medications you take, including supplements.
5

You shouldn't make a list of questions for your appointment as going over too many things will take too long.

Explanation:
Make a list of questions to ask so that you don't forget anything important, and be totally honest with your family doctor about smoking, alcohol and drug use. Your healthcare provider needs a total, honest picture of your health to provide you with the best information for your situation.