Doctor’s appointments are an opportunity to work with your doctor to understand and manage your health. If you take a little time to prepare before your appointments, you’re more likely receive an accurate diagnosis, have all of your questions answered, and get more out of the time with your doctor. Here are some tips to consider.
- Do not hesitate to ask questions if something is not clear to you, you don’t understand why a specific treatment or test is or isn’t recommended, or if you don’t agree with something the doctor told you. Let the doctor know if your hearing or vision is impaired and you need them to repeat themselves.
- Your doctor should provide you with a written summary of your visit along with any treatments, medications, and follow-up recommendations. If not, don’t hesitate to ask.