Questions or concerns
Bring a list of any questions or concerns to your visit. Putting your questions or concerns in order of importance and sharing them early will help you and your doctor make the most of the visit. Some things to consider when making this list are:
Be honest - Some medical conditions can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, or hard to discuss. Share details with your doctor and be open. This will help your doctor understand and create a care plan that is right for you.
• If you have concerns about cost, share this with your doctor to see if help is available.
Keep your doctor up to date - Let your doctor know of any:
• Recent healthcare you’ve received (emergency room or specialist)
• Health related changes (appetite, sleep, energy levels)
Symptoms (what/how are you feeling, where, how bad, when did it start) you’ve noticed since your last visit.
• Changes to your physical appearance (swelling, skin changes, etc.)