Making Minutes Count With Your Doctor
The key to good healthcare today depends on good communication between the patient and the physician or healthcae provider. This means taking charge of your own healthcare by being an informed and assertive patient ready to discuss specifics that will help in the diagnosis. After all, you are the one who will live with the outcome of the treatment so understanding the information you need to give your physician is paramount.
We all know that going to the doctor is not like it used to be. Doctors are seeing more patients and are under enormous time pressures. Healthcare plans are causing us to change doctors more frequently so you may not have a long history with your physician or healthcare provider. Therefore, taking time to prepare questions, list medical conditions, and medical history in advance will give you a head start.
The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) recently surveyed our physician members to learn from the source what type of information doctors hope their patients will be able to provide during their office visit.
Each link below provides easy access to forms that you can fill out online, print and take with you for your next doctor appointment. Keep a copy of MyMedList with you at all times, it may save your life in an emergency.
Be prepared for your next medical appointment. Create a list of questions that you can take with you whether you are getting a checkup, talking about a problem or health condition, getting a prescription, or discussing a medical test or surgery. Whatever the reason for your visit, it is important to be prepared. With the Question Builder, it is easy.