HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR DOCTOR APPOINTMENT

Prepare for your doctor appointment

Know what you want to accomplish at your doctor appointment
Prioritize what you want to discuss

1.Talk with your doctor
Tell your doctor:
• If applicable, about the problem and symptoms you are experiencing
• If you have had these symptoms before, write down when they occur
• Recent lifestyle changes, stress, weight gain, other changes
• Write down any questions you have ahead of time

2. Write down the medications you take (or bring them to your appointment)
• What are other options to manage my condition?
• What else can I do to protect my health?
• Are there restrictions I need to follow?
• Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you're prescribing?

3. What you need from your doctor Appointment
. Write down instructions and next steps
Tell your doctor if you have concerns about following his/her advice and why.
Maybe you can both agree on a plan that seems better for you.

4. Ask if a follow-up visit is needed