It would definitely be advantageous to take a family member or a friend with you while visiting the doctor's clinic. You will feel more confident if someone accompanies you. Also, a friend or relative can help you remember what you planned to tell or ask the doctor. He or she can also help you remember the doctor's advice. But don't let your companion play too prominent a role; after all, the communication is between you and your doctor. Also, you may want to spend some time alone with the doctor to discuss personal matters. Therefore, let your companion know in advance the extent to which he or she can be helpful.
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