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The Importance of Family Medical History

Often when we visit our doctor, we are asked questions about our family medical history. Most people know that certain medical issues can run in the family, but just why is it so important that your doctor has as much information as possible to best keep you healthy?

When you meet with your doctor, the doctor’s job is to collect as much relevant family medical historyinformation about you as possible, so they can make an informed decision as to how to best provide for your health. It may not be fun to answer question after question, or fill out those long information sheets in the waiting room, but collecting this kind of information is absolutely vital to making sure you receive optimal care.

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