Friday, October 21, 2011

Checklists You Can Take To Your Doctor

An important part of getting properly diagnosed or treated is maintaining clear communication with your practitioner. If you suspect that you might have a Particular health or related problems, your first step should be to schedule an appointment with your practitioner. A risks and symptoms checklist can be an important tool to help communicate your concerns. Even if you've been diagnosed and are receiving treatment, a risks and symptoms checklist can be useful in discussing unresolved symptoms and concerns that need to be addressed.  Don’t forget to be PREPARED.  Have your list of questions written down ahead of time and prioritize your questions in relation to your Dr.s visit.  Some things may apply immediately while other questions may have to wait till another appointment.  Take a moment to Thank Your Practitioner for their time and effort.  They are very busy every day to get everyone seen so you’re in and out but by being prepared having questions you will be able to spend more time with your Dr.

By A.I.P Patient ~Amy Chapman

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