How to get the Most out of Your Next Doctors Visit

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The more prepared you are for your Doctor’s appointment, the more you’ll get out of it. A good primary care provider has really good records and knows you well, but that doesn’t mean they have all the information they need.

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Doctor’s visit.

Keep Good Notes

  • Make a note of any health concerns that you might want to talk to the doctor about.
  • Make sure to write down a list of your symptoms, when they started, the order in which they appeared, and anything that makes them better or worse.
  • Write down specific questions you want to ask your provider. It will help ensure you get the answers you need, but it will also let you focus on the conversation.
  • Be prepared to present all your notes to your provider.

What To Bring

  • Bring a list of any medications you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, and vitamins.
  • Bring a list of your allergies, especially for any medicines or foods.

Medical History 

  • Know your personal and family’s (mother, father, siblings, and grandparents) medical histories, including surgeries, serious illnesses, and chronic diseases.

Health Habits 

  • Think about your eating and drinking habits and how often you exercise.
  • Think about your current stress levels, how well and much you sleep, and anything else that affects other aspects of your health.

At Aylo Health, we want to make your healthcare experience as seamless as possible. That’s why we offer the option to complete much of your paperwork online before your visit. By doing your paperwork ahead of time, you can save time and prevent errors that can arise when rushed. Most importantly, being honest with your provider about your eating, sleeping, and other lifestyle habits can establish a more accurate picture of your health.

To prepare for your next visit we challenge you to go through the tips above to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Book an appointment with Aylo Health today!