Regardless of what kind of Doctor's appointment you are heading to, it's important to feel prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind before going to your next appointment.
1) Be Honest
It is hard going in not knowing what to expect sometimes. Being honest with yourself and Doctor off the bat will allow you to feel more comfortable during the process. As well as it allows your Doctor to find the best solutions and practices for what you are experiencing.
2) Come Prepared
Making a list of medications and supplements, questions, and recent lifestyle changes will make you feel more confident walking in. You won't forget little things and will allow you to address all your concerns
3) Take Notes
This will allow you to remember everything you need from your Doctor. You won't go home wondering what they said about a certain practice or medication. Bringing a notepad or asking for a printout of your visit is a great idea.
4) Get Resources
Ask your doctor for pamphlets, support groups, or other ways to help you learn more. As well as reaching out for other medical advice if you are not feeling certain about one doctor's opinion/practice.
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