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.

Education: A graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Hager has more than a decade of experience as a family medicine physician. He is pursuing his MBA through the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, and completed a certificate program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of special expertise include prevention/wellness, sports medicine, and management of chronic diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol). In his spare time, Dr. Hager enjoys cycling, tennis, and spending time with his family, especially on the ski slopes or at the bay.

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