It’s important to think ahead and plan for your appointment:
- Have a family member or someone you trust accompany you to your appointments. Sometimes a lot of information is discussed in a single appointment. It’s always useful have someone else absorbing information with you.
- Keep your own copies of medical records up to date. Always ask for a copy of each scan, test, or x-ray you may have done. This is always useful in the event that you may need to seek counsel from a different medical facility or are in fact requesting a second opinion. Its your right as a patient to obtain such things at the time the procedure is preformed.
Allowing yourself to stay organized alleviates stress as well. Here are a few useful printable links to help you do this.
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