Before You Arrive
Your Physician is an Expert on Medical Care. You are the Expert on Yourself.
Get the most out of your visit by preparing for your appointment. Many people are more satisfied with their health care if they share the responsibility with their health professionals. Often there is more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By being a partner with your doctor, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs, and lifestyle. You also will feel more confident about carrying out the chosen treatment.
What to Bring
If possible, please complete the appropriate forms prior to your arrival at the office. If you have been evaluated previously for this or a related condition, bring all materials with you:
- Medical records including surgery notes if applicable
- X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nerve studies
- List of medications that you currently take and any medical problems you have
What to Think About
You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions: