Tips for Your Visit
These are some tips to help you make the most of the time we spend together.
Are you seeing me for the first time?
Bring a list of your medications, vitamins, supplements. List the name, strength, and how often and when you take it. For example:
|Coumadin 2 mg every day except Friday, 3 mg
|Lipitor 10 mg at bedtime
|Centrum 1 a day
Calcium with D 500mg
St. John's Wort
For those of you who are good with computers (the page intimidated me), the government has come up with a page with suggestions for a fancier "pill card": www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm
The most important thing is that it is easy for you to use and change as time goes on.
Bring a list of:
- your allergies/reactions to medicines in the past.
- past medical history including surgeries
- family history of any medical problems
- a prioritized list of the issues you'd like to discuss, from most important to least important. We may not get to them all at the first visit, but we'll at least have a plan of attack.
Before you come, make sure to contact your previous doctor/clinic to have your records sent to us. Not sure how to do this? You can also call us to find out more details.
Follow up visits:
A prioritized list as discussed above is still very helpful, as well as the list of your medications and supplements you're taking.