Video – Prepare to Visit the Doctor

Doctors Visit – How to Make the Most of It

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Roper Saint Francis Healthcare’s House Call’s TV

When you have a doctor’s appointment it is important to get the most information out of your office visit. Dr. Ed Bernard shares his tips on how to prepare for your next appointment.

…bring in information with you, bring in your insurance card, bring in all your medicines. That’s key. Bring in your bottles. If it’s too many, at least get together a list of your medicines with their names, their doses…

If you can, try to anticipate the tests your doctor will order and be prepared.

If you’re coming in for…maybe I’ve got a bladder infection… you’re probably going to have to give urine, so don’t empty your bladder on the way into the office.

Bring a notepad with your main questions written down, so you don’t forget to ask. And write down the doctor’s answers to review later.

Usually I’m going to encourage my patients to pick probably two or three of their main concerns, so I can – again – do an adequate exam and an appropriate workup for each one of those (concerns). My job is treat those, make you feel better, making sure I can guide you in the right direction, because it is actually more complex I think than it used to be.

For more information, call 402-CARE. And for more House Calls TV, visit us online at rsfh.com. I’m Angela May.

Roper St Francis Healthcare’s House Calls TV.

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