Good Advice! I have seen competent intelligent adults become babbling fools when in the Doctors office. However, I would suggest under #2 that you not ask a leading question. "Could it be my heart?" After the doctor exams you or asks more questions then if he has ignored your heart, ask the question. Doctors as well as others can be "directed" to look at one thing instead of several by a question like that. The worst thing a person can do is tell the doctor they have "mental problems" or "emotional problems" when describing a physical ailment or pain. It manipulates the thought process.