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Cigna Urgent Care: Being Honest With Your Doctor

The staff at Cigna Urgent Care rely on information they receive from the patient to provide the best care possible. When a patient enters an urgent care facility, they are required to fill out several forms. A medical history questionnaire is included in the paperwork. Nurses and doctors at the facility use that information to acquaint themselves with the patient and their existing health problems. One of the biggest problems a physician can face, however, is questionnaires that are not completely filling out.

Cigna Urgent Care physicians urge their patients to be completely honest with them about any medications or problems they may be experiencing. Often times a patient will omit vital pieces of information because they are embarrassed or afraid they might get in trouble. One of the most common pieces of information that is omitted is the use of recreational or other drugs. Individuals who use marijuana on a regular basis, for example, often will not disclose the information to their physician. The problem is, however, marijuana; recreational and even prescription drugs often cause adverse reactions when mixed with other medications. The same is true for alcohol. Patients who have had any type of alcohol must tell their physicians, even if it was consumed in small amounts.

Mixing alcohol and other medications can have disastrous effects. Always keep doctors informed of any medications, activities or health problems you are encountering on a regular basis.

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