-Visits to Your Doctor-

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-Visits to Your Doctor-
Welcome to this blog created for the average person that makes trips to the doctor.

I am certain that anyone visiting this page has in their lifetime had many visits to different doctors. The doctors offices have been as various as the patients. Some offices are too cramped, offering little room to move, along with very little or no reading material. Some offices are spacious, and have furniture that should have been replaced a long time ago. If you are lucky, you may have a doctor who has updated, cleaned up, and put a little extra TLC into the waiting room, and individual waiting rooms.

On this blog you will find a few helpful hints to make your medical visit a bit more pleasant. Remember, you are in charge of your health. No one, not even your doctor, whom you put great trust and confidence in knows you better than you know yourself. Take charge today, manage your own health.

Wishing you wellness!

Medicine Record - Keep a list to help you and your doctor.
Name of Medicine:
Date Began: Month - Year

List Allergies: Y N List:
Flu Vaccine: Y N Date:
Pneumonia Vaccine Y N Date

Suggestion: Keep a small notebook that is easily handled.

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Visiting the Doctor
Helpful Tips:
When Scheduling an Appointment:
1. Have a calendar at hand.
2. Be aware of other appointments you have scheduled.
3. Make it as far in advance that you can.
3. Ask for a time that is convenient for you.
4. Be prepared for questions from the scheduling receptionist regarding the purpose of your appointment.

Arriving for an Appointment
1. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes before, unless told otherwise.
2. Bring all necessary paperwork & insurance cards.
3. Bring a prepared list of all medications that you are taking.
4. Bring something your enjoy reading, or doing as you wait ( knitting, crossword puzzles etc.)
5. Be prepared to wait, but remind the receptionist when the time exceeds 30 minutes.

Meeting with the doctor
1. Be prepared to tell him or her exactly how you feel.
2. Listen carefully
3. Ask questions, or for explanations.
4. Ask about the medications that will be prescribed.
5. Ask if a follow-up appointment is necessary, and if so how soon.
6. If you do not feel comfortable with the answers or explanations, ask again.
7. Remember - you are in charge of your health

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