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Helping You Get the Most Out of Your Visit

How well you and your doctor communicate with each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Being prepared can help make the most of your visit.

 

How well you and your doctor communicate with each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Being prepared can help make the most of your visit.

Here are some things you can bring:

Lists of your concerns, any allergies and all the medicines, herbs, or vitamins you take
A description of symptoms – when they started, what makes them better
A trusted friend or family member
A way to take notes during your appointment

Make sure you understand your diagnosis and any treatments. Ask your doctor to write down his or her instructions to you. If you still have trouble understanding, ask where you can go for more information.

  • After Your Visit

    Be sure you understand and follow directions given to you by your doctor.

    Before you leave the doctor's office, ask any questions you may have about your medications, tests, referrals, and when to call the doctor.

    Follow through on your next steps.

    Schedule your follow-up appointment if required, and any future appointments

    Be sure you have received any referrals if directed by your doctor

    Be sure you have any prescription slips. Understand when and how to take the medications

    Know how and when you will receive your test results
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