Patients Should Give Physicians All the Information

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Research reveals that patients often do not give physicians all the pertinent information regarding their health.  There have been numerous times when I discovered critical information from documents or family members about a patient’s health that was not revealed by the patient.

We know that one in six seniors take dangerous combo medications and supplements with their regular medications that could place them at risk for very serious drug interactions.  It is thought that 15% of seniors are taking multiple over the counter (OTC) medications that could be potentially dangerous.  It is often not appreciated that the metabolism of people changes as they age, making drug interaction a common, dangerous problem.

Always inform your physician when you are thinking about taking an over the counter pill.

Talk to your parents, if you are a young person, about the pills you are taking.  It is not uncommon for young people to get poor or incomplete information from the radio or television.

Your opinion matters.


Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD


I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.

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