09/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

6 Ways To Be A Better Patient

Last week, the Well blog featured "Six Rules Doctors Need to Know." So what about patients?

Dr. Robert Lamberts, the August, Ga., physician who wrote the original rules in his blog, Musings of a Distractible Mind, says it was easy to criticize his own profession, but it's tough to turn the spotlight on patients. That said, patients are half of the doctor-patient relationship, and they need a few rules of their own. Here are his six rules for patients.

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