A Simple Checklist for a Medical Check-up

Checklist for a Medical Check-up
Before You visit the Doctor, it's important to think about how you feel and make sure you can explain your main concerns prior to the visit. You should be able to describe your symptoms, including when you first experienced them. If you don't think you can talk about your symptoms or describe them well, write them down or bring a trusted friend or family member to help you express yourself and to provide support.

Here are a few things you can expect your doctor to ask, be prepared for your appointment by being able to answer. You should:

✔️Know the names of all the medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins you're currently taking.
✔️Be specific about your family’s medical history, including any history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and/or other diseases.
✔️Explain any past and/or present medical conditions, symptoms and or surgeries.
✔️Give details about any recent emergency room visits – when, where, why and how you followed up this visit with your regular health care provider, if at all.
✔️Share the names, addresses and phone numbers of past and present doctors.
✔️Give the details of any allergies and/or allergic reactions you’ve had to medicines, vaccines, the environment, including asthma, eczema and etc.
✔️Tell of any alcohol, tobacco and or non-medical drug use.
✔️Provide your insurance information.

So, unless you’re a part of the ultra-rich with personal on-call physicians (it’s nice to dream), you have to make the most of each doctor’s visit by being prepared, knowing what to expect and following-up like your health depends on it…because it does.
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