What do I ask my doctor?
Assessment:Let the doctor do your physical assessment from your head to your toes.
Check your vision(Known as eye Exam)
Check your hearing.
Check your mouth.
Vital Signs :The Nurse will check your blood Pressure.If you have
heart problems Cardiologist consult will be ordered.If you have kidney disease Urologist consult will be ordered.
Blood draw,pap smear .Referral for mammogram given if you are of age
or family history of cancer.
Weight loss: Inform the doctor of unintentional weight loss. Unintentional weight loss could be very serious and sometimes deadly.Speak up.
Possible chest Xray based on why you are there.
Medical, Social history and Surgical history should be provided to the Doctor and Nurses.Heath history and family history should be provided to
your Doctor so that they can take good care of you.
Vaccine : When was the last time that you have your flu and pneumonia vaccine?
Homelessness: Where do you live? Your living condition must be provided too.
If your condition is serious you might be referred for admission into the hospital for observation and treatment.
Be your own Advocate.