Frequently Asked Questions
Before Your Visit


The better you prepare for your first office visit,
the better I will be able to help you. One of the
most important things you can do is take a few
minutes and think about what you want to discuss
such as:
- What your symptoms are
- When they started
- How you cope with them

Also, it may help to write down those questions
you would like to ask but may not remember when
you get in the office.
In addition to the general information you will
want to share with me, please be sure to bring
the following with you on your first visit, if
they apply to you:
- Your insurance card and social security card
- Necessary referrals
- Test results, x-rays, diagnostic/lab reports
(if these have not been sent separately)
- The name, address, and phone number of your
primary care physician
- Information about your family medical history
- Information about your personal medical history
- The person to contact in an emergency
- A list of the medications you are currently
taking and other recent treatment history,
eg, chemotherapy
- Your list of questions
- Something to record the answers to your questions,
like a notepad or binder which could also be used
to hold any information I may give you
- Someone who can come with you to hear the things
you may not hear and to just be there for support

 



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