For after your appointment.
Many people achieve more satisfaction with their health care if they can share the responsibility with their health professionals. While your physician is an expert on medical care, you are the expert on yourself. Often there can be more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By acting as a partner with your doctor, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs, and lifestyle. This can make you feel more confident about carrying out the treatment you have chosen. Being prepared for your visit will help you get the most out of your appointment.
What To Bring
Please complete the forms appropriate for the doctor you will be seeing prior to your arrival at the office.
If you have been evaluated previously for this or any related condition, please bring the following materials with you:
- Medical records including surgery notes if applicable
- X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nerve conduction studies
- List of medications that you currently take
- List of any medical problems you have
What To Think About
Also, you can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer questions about your symptoms and health history.