Go in prepared with your questions. Use valuable the consultation time the best you can.
Use log books for history of events, write your own notes and questions if you have more.
The film below is by the Department of Health Victoria. In the film, a woman discusses her overseas trip with her GP. Watch and see how time goes quickly talking about things not on topic.
Do what you can to leave the consultation having addressing the issues you visited the doctor for.
Have a chat about other things if you feel like it, towards the end of your appointment.
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