How to prepare

Having made your appointment with a healthcare provider, there are certain actions that you need to take in order to maximize the benefits of your visit.

When going to the doctor’s office, bring:

  • A list of all medications that you currently take, including vitamins and herbal supplements
  • A list of all symptoms experienced with a timeline and any activities that make the symptoms worse
  • A list of allergies
  • Chart of all past medical history, including surgery, medical problems, and the dates of each
  • A family medical history chart
  • A list of questions that you might have
  • If you will be having a procedure, make arrangements for a ride home.
  • Inform the doctor if you could be pregnant or are breastfeeding.