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Before You Go to Your Appointment

  • Make lists. 
    Keep a special health notebook:

    • Write down all of your questions.
    • Write down your symptoms or problems.
    • Write down all of the medicines you take and the amount of each one. Or, bring your medicines with you. You can also ask your pharmacist to print a list of your medicines for you.
    • Write down the names and phone numbers of all your doctors.

If you need an interpreter, ask your doctor’s office to provide one.

Bring an adult you trust with you.

  • Ask this person to help take notes and get all of the information that you need.

Arrive on time.

  • If you cannot make it to your appointment, call and cancel.