1. Your visit will be short
That means you’ve got to be prepared for your appointment, similar to any other meeting. Preparation is a powerful way to reduce anxiety and make the most of your appointment. Before you go, make a list of your concerns, and think about how you want to discuss them.
2. Notes are more reliable than your memory
Take down the name of any new diagnosis, treatment options, or medication. You should also record any tips given and review your notes with your doctor for confirmation. And remember to ask your doctor to explain anything you don’t understand.
3. You’ll need to follow your treatment plan
The top concern doctors have about their patients is that they aren’t following advice or treatment recommendations. Notes from your doctor’s visit can help you stay organized and allow you to do your best to follow your treatment plan.