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  • Your general practitioner (also known as your ‘GP’ or ‘local doctor’) is usually the first person you go to if you have a health problem.
  • If you have special needs such as wanting to see a female doctor, ask the receptionist when you make your appointment.
  • Get ready for your appointment by making notes about your symptoms.
  • Your doctor will be able to recommend the best treatment for you if you give honest answers to questions.
  • If you are considering stopping your medication, let your doctor know first, as there can be problems with doing this.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015