Seeing a doctor

Making the most of your doctor’s visit

It is important to have a doctor or other provider that you see on a regular basis.  This is known as a primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP may send you to other doctors for care. 

It will help you get the best care if you prepare for each visit.  To make the most of your visit, think about what the doctor needs to know about what is troubling you. Be ready to ask good questions and take notes each time you visit a doctor. This will help you get the most out of your time with your doctor.

Remember, the more information you can give your doctor, the better it will be for both of you. You should tell your doctor as much as you can about your health and the way you live. This way, together, you can find out what what’s wrong.