Doctor appointments can be intimidating, especially when there is a disagreement between the patient and doctor about the best course of action. For example, some tube-fed patients struggle to get prescriptions for the products they prefer to use. Here are some simple tips to prepare for your appointment from a very caring mom:
It is easy to get side-tracked during a physician appointment. Having a written list in front of you can assist with keeping focused and on point.
If you are unsure whether a recommendation is right for you, ask for rationale to support the recommendation so you can review the information yourself.
If you did not understand something said during the appointment, ask for clarification. Ask as many questions as you need to have the amount of information that makes you feel comfortable. Information is ultimately why you are there.
Make sure you understand what was said correctly. If there were any misunderstandings, it is best to get clarification while you have the doctor’s precious time.
Hopefully, these tips will help you have a successful appointment and together with your doctor you are able to find the best solutions for you or your loved one.
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