b. The directions on how much and when to take the drug are only suggestions and you should take however much makes you feel better. 5. Why is it important to see a doctor for regular screenings and checkups? 6. True or false: You only need to follow recommended health screening timelines if you are old. 7. Which of the following should you seriously consider when choosing a health care provider? a. Do the doctors/physician assistants/nurse practitioners have the required medical licenses and board certifications? b. Do they accept your insurance plan? c. Do you like the atmosphere in the waiting room? d. Will you be familiar with the doctor/physician assistant/nurse practitioner you have to see when your doctor is on vacation? e. Do you like the hospital your doctor would send you to for a serious problem? 8. Which of the following statements about prescription medications are true? a. Before taking a new prescription you should check that the pills in the bottle match the physical description of the drug found on the label on the bottle. b. The ‘discard after’ date on the prescription label is only there to ensure you will have to buy more drugs from the pharmaceutical company. c. When you start taking a new prescription you should read the sheet the pharmacy provides that tells you what kind of adverse reactions you may experience when taking this drug.
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