Danville seminar aims to help folks take control of their medical care

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) How do you make sure you're getting the most out of your doctor's appointment?

That was the question a doctor in Danville talked about Tuesday during the Keeping Well Series.

Centra Medical Group Internal Medicine Doctor Pradeep Pradhan recommended making a list of questions before you go and to always be on time for your appointments.

More technology can lead to less communication and that's not good, so health experts say keep an open dialogue with your doctor.

"And many times doctors are pressed against time, so they are rushing. So it's always good to ask the doctor, look in the face and say, doc, tell me what are the problems I have today," Pradhan said.

Doctors say don't hesitate to get a second opinion when dealing with your health.