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Why You Shouldn’t Push Your Doctor for Antibiotics

Just because you’re not feeling well, doesn’t mean your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. Antibiotics are powerful drugs that help your body fight bacterial infections. They do not work against infections like colds, sore throats, and the flu caused by viruses.

While antibiotics save millions of lives, they can cause more harm than good if used incorrectly. Dr. Christopher Hager explains why.


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Christopher L. Hager, MD

Christopher Hager, MD, is a family medicine physician with Novara, a concierge primary care practice. Dr. Hager is a graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. His areas of special expertise include prevention/wellness, sports medicine, and management of chronic diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol).

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