How to Prepare for Your Visit
Whether you’re a new patient or you’ve been seeing us for years, it’s important to be prepared for each visit with us. Here are some reminders of what we will need to ask you and a few things you may want to discuss with us:
Your Current Medications
It’s good to have an up-to-date list for all of your current medications for any doctor you visit. This list should include the Name of the medication, Dosage (How much you take), and Frequency (How often you take it). Have it written down and bring it with you to your appointment – it is very important information for us to have, especially when creating a treatment plan. You should also keep a list of any allergies you have on the same paper.
Your Medical History
This list is one you probably know off the top of your head, but it is easy to forget one or two things. We need to know about any pre-existing health problems including Surgeries and Procedures (and the dates), recent illness, and/or diagnosed conditions.
Your Family Medical History
We also need to know about any family history of conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Focus on family members such as siblings, parents, and children.
Just in case we need to contact them, please bring a list of your other health care providers. We might need to talk to them to discuss your current conditions, medications, and treatments.
In the time leading up to your next appointment, you may think of a question you want to ask us. If your question is an urgent health concern or emergency, you should call 911. If not but you want to know sooner than your next appointment, you can send us a message in Relay Health [hyperlink]. Anything you want to discuss in person, you should write down and bring with you to make sure we cover it during your appointment.
You can also print your forms to fill out ahead of your visit to save time. Just let the front desk know you’ve brought them!
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