Talking With Your Doctor: Getting Ready for Your Appointment
A basic plan that you prepare ahead of time can help you get the most out of your medical appointment. This presentation focuses on communication tips for routine medical visits, whether they are with your doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, or other care provider.
There are things you can do to prepare for your appointment so that you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish and do not forget anything that is important to you.
Taking an active role in your health care puts the responsibility for good communication on both you and your physician. Getting ready for your appointment ahead of time is the first important step in taking control of your health care.