Doctors and Providers

Visiting doctors and providers is essential for maintaining our health. Get tips and tricks from nurses, physicians, and more.

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Here’s How You Can Tell the Difference Between MD and DO

Look carefully at the name tag of the physician treating you: Is there DO instead of the usual MD? Here's the difference between MD and DO.

5 Telemedicine Apps Everyone Should Know (Just in Case)

Here's how to use your smartphone to get top medical care and information any time, any place.


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Are You a Racist Patient? What Black Doctors and Nurses Want You to Know

We asked three black doctors and nurses from the U.S. and Canada to share how they've been subjected to


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8 Medical Appointments to Make During Lockdown—and 2 that Can Wait

Many of the doctor's appointments on your calendar were postponed or canceled due to efforts to help slow the spread...


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What to Expect from Telemedicine: Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Doctor Visit

Wouldn't you rather avoid doctors' offices right about now? Here's how to make telemedicine work for you.

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75 Secrets Nurses Wish They Could Tell You

Doctors are sometimes clueless about what really happens in the beds, rooms, and halls of hospitals. That's why we went...


12 Insider Tips for Choosing the Best Primary Care Doctor

Your primary care physician is possibly your most important health care professional. Don't just pick a name off your insurance's...

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47 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)

No one looks forward to a health crisis, but our insights and tips will help you get better medical care,...


9 Secrets Gynecologists Won’t Tell You About Their Patients’ Annoying Habits

Would you take a call during a visit? Are you self-conscious about your hairy legs? Keep your doctor happy and...


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10 Things You Should Never Do Before a Doctor Appointment—and 4 Things You Should

Whether you're going in for checkups or common tests, here's how to get the most out of your next visit.


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This Is the Filthiest Item in Your Doctor’s Office

The dirtiest thing in your doctor's office probably isn't what you think. Here's just how gross it is, and how...

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17 Common Lies You Tell Your Doctor (and Why You Need to Stop)

Sometimes, a fib is harmless—but not when you're talking to your doctor


13 Things Urgent Care Center Docs Won’t Tell You

We're always here to help you—but we're not always the help you need.


This Is Why Doctors Still Use Pagers

The dinosaur technology actually makes a lot of sense.


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How Many Times a Year Should You Really See the Doctor for Checkups?

Medical experts, from OB/GYNs to dermatologists, reveal how often you need to visit your doctor to stay on top of...


Doctors Reveal the Annoying Things They Wish You Wouldn’t Do

From smelly feet to overbearing parents, the surprising things that annoy doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

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30 Healthy Habits From Every Type of Doctor

We asked medical professionals about the healthiest habits that anyone could implement in their everyday lives. Here are their 30...


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Doctors Reveal the Real Questions You Should Be Asking Them

Doctors reveal the questions you should ask them at your next appointment to ensure optimal treatment and overall health.


28 Medical Words to Never, Ever Confuse

These words aren’t interchangeable, and a medical mistake could endanger your health.


18 Truths People Will Tell Only Their Doctor

You might be shocked at what comes out of your loved one’s mouth in the nonjudgmental cocoon of the doctor’s...


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Doctor Visits You Need to Make at Every Age

If you want to prevent illness, it's important to get the right screenings at the right time—but when is the...


16 Things Your Doctor’s Receptionist Knows About You

You can't lie to us—we have your entire life in your medical file!


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11 Mistakes Doctors Wish You’d Stop Making Already

These slipups could seriously compromise your health care, according to the medical professionals we interviewed.


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45 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair...


7 of the Craziest Medical Cases Doctors Have Seen on the Job

Strange, creepy, and sometimes ugly medical cases actually exist. Here are real, unbelievable cases doctors have witnessed in the past.


ER vs. Urgent Care: What’s the Difference?

When you need medical advice fast, you don't want to spend time debating whether urgent care or the emergency room...


10 Secrets to Finding a Doctor You Can Trust

In the market for a new doc? Read this first. Trust is important, especially when it comes to your doctor....


8 Secrets to Make the Most of Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

Doctor's appointments can be frustrating with long waits, awkward silences, and questions left unanswered. Here are simple tricks to make...


50 Health Rules Doctors Don’t Always Follow—So You Shouldn’t Either

For doctors and other health professionals, being healthy is often a matter of "Do as I say, not as I...