Asthma Patient Education
How to Prepare for Your Asthma Doctor Visit
Having made your appointment with a healthcare provider, there are certain steps you need to take in order to maximize the benefit of the visit, and help the doctor better determine if you have asthma or possibly another condition.
- Write down symptoms, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
- Note when your symptoms occur. For example, note if your symptoms tend to get worse at certain times of the day; during certain seasons; or when you’re exposed to cold air, pollen or other triggers.
- Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
- Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements that you’re taking. Include the dosage you are taking of each.