Making your Doctor Visit Productive

Asking right questions can make each physician visit more productive for you and your physicians. Here are some general golden rules to follow for each physician visit.

1- Having any anxiety associated with any of the medications needs to be brought up.

2- Often searching certain type of side effects we may start developing a mental state where we may feel like that this type of issue is present. Having a more clear discussion with trustable person can be helpful. However, ensure that right type of support is available and each such concern is discussed with your doctor.

3- No question is stupid, however, the response style for physicians may vary. Having follow up questions can be more daunting for physician who may have to rotate through another 10 appointments and may be pressed for time. Asking their contact information and sending follow up e-mails can be useful ways of getting your questions answered.

4- Virtual visits require stable internet and phone connections. Ensure that you have minimum distractions during such visits.

5- Always use either a folder to take your own notes or take the audio notes after getting permission to ensure that you have a good record of the visit.

6- Asking your physician to repeat key points or confirming your general summary can be helpful to avoid issues.

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