Ask for generics

Sue recently went to a new MD to get a prescription changed. The old doctor had prescribed some very expensive meds. They cost a whopping $3 a pill. Sue asked if a generic was available, and indeed there was. Price? 9 cents a pill.

My sister does fund raising for health-related nonprofits. She’s long said that patients today really need to get involved in their own health care. Ask lots of questions. Do your own research. Be pro-active. The days of accepting unquestioningly what the doctor says is long gone, and they actually appreciate patients who are active in their own health care.

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