Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope!
It's a new month and a perfect time to talk about how to prepare for new doctor appointments (or follow-up appointments).
In the article titled How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment from the National Institute on Aging, the following items are discussed:
-Make a list and prioritize your concerns
-Take information with you to the doctor
-Consider bringing a family member or friend to the doctor’s visit
-Keep your doctor up to date
-Be sure you can see and hear as well as possible
-Request an interpreter if you need one
"A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the doctor you’ve seen for years. The following tips will make it easier for you and your doctor to cover everything you need to talk about."
Check out the article in its entirety HERE.