• Ask the questions on your list and write the answers in your notebook. If you have a friend or family member with you, ask him/her to take notes for you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor to explain anything you don’t understand.
  • Tell your doctor about anything that has come up in your life or with your health since your last visit. Even things that seem like small issues to you could affect what type of treatment your doctor thinks is best for you.
  • Ask for phone numbers and clinic hours. Find out who to call if something happens after hours or on the weekend. Doctors’ offices often have someone on call who can help you when the clinic is closed.