If you have made an appointment to see the doctor for an annual check-up or a health care concern, great job. By being actively involved in your health, you play a large role in safer health care. When you’re at the doctor’s office, remember to speak up if you have a question. The key to a great doctor visit is to be prepared and to ask the questions that you need answered. Chances are, you only get to spend a handful of minutes at a doctor visit actually with your doctor. So make the most of your visit by taking control of your own health care. Start by making sure you’re prepared for the visit with key questions, medications, and health information. That way, you can make the most of each minute with your doctor.
Not sure what to ask? Start with these three simple questions:
- What is my main health concern?
- What can I do to better my health?
- Do I need help managing my health from a specialist?
Keep asking questions until you understand the answers. People who understand their doctor’s instructions make fewer mistakes when they take their medicine or get ready for a medical procedure. They may also get well sooner or be better able to manage their health condition.
For more information, contact us at 941-405-3900.