You will learn how and why to take charge of your health care. This book covers vital information such as how to share information about your medications, get a second opinion, and your rights as a patient. This book focuses on your role and responsibilities as a patient seeking medical care in physician office settings. The companion book, Be Prepared for a Hospital Stay: Checklists for Patient Safety, focuses on hospital admissions. Whether you are a patient or a family member of a patient, you will gain from the direct, insider information shared by the author, an experienced legal nurse consultant.