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One thing I hear frequently as a nurse when visiting with patients is, “I’m going to talk to my doctor about getting off of some of these medications!”

Well… okay, but (1) Why do you want to stop medications if they are controlling your chronic health condition? And (2) What lifestyle changes have you made in order to convince your Primary Healthcare Provider (PCP) to discontinue or stop a medication?

This really starts with you! No PCP is just going to say, “Okay, yeah, let’s just stop that medication which is controlling your high blood pressure.” Not going to happen… YOU...



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