Whatever your symptoms, no matter how crazy, unusual, or embarrassing, your doctor has seen it before, and probably at least once or twice this week. “I want my patients to know that they can bring up any topic with me,” says Barry Egener, M.D., a Portland, Oregon, internist and medical director of the Foundation for Medical Excellence.
“We see and hear everything, and it’s helpful for us to know what’s worrying you. If you’re feeling not sure whether or not you should say something, you probably should say it. If you’re feeling on the fence, bring it up. We accept that people come in with every potential history and past behavior,” he says