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Prepare for your appointment

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Write down details of your symptoms, including when they started and what makes them better or worse.

Make a list of how your condition/symptoms impact on your day-to-day life

Make a note of your two or three most important questions.

Make a list all your medication you are currently taking

Make a list of previous treatments or surgery

If required please fill in and bring with you

Ask a friend or family member to come with you

 

During the Consultation

Sometime medical jargon can be quite confusing. If there is anything you don’t understand, please ask  for it to be written down and explained.

Write things down, or ask a family member or friend to take notes.

 

Treatment plans and what are my options

  • What treatment do you recommend?

 

  • How effective is this treatment?

 

  • Are there any side effects or risks?

 

  • How long will I need treatment for?

 

  • How long before I notice an improvement in my symptoms ?

 

  • What are the alternatives
  1. Are there other ways to treat my condition?
  2. What will happen if I don’t have any treatment?

 

  • Is there anything I should stop or avoid doing?

 

  • Is there anything else I can do to help myself?

 

What happens next?

  • If further tests/scans are required you understand what they are for and how they will be performed

●  What happens next? Do I need to make another appointment to see you?

●  Who do I contact if things get worse?

●  Do you have any written information?

●  Where can I go for more information, a support group or more help?

 

 

Before you leave your appointment

Be sure:

You have covered everything on your list

You fully understand your treatment options