Ask questions and literally take notes
According to a joint study by a research duo from Princeton University and UCLA Los Angeles respectively, those who write notes by hand learn more than those who type. So, jot down all the things your doctor says that you need to remember for better retention. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarifications on points that you don’t fully understand. It’s also a great idea to list down your concerns before you show up for an appointment so that you don’t forget anything. Your notes would be very useful for future reference.