To get the most out of office visits, it’s helpful to prepare before each appointment. Doctors appreciate your preparation because it makes their jobs easier.
Before your visit, try to keep in mind:
• the time spent with your doctor may be brief
• you must make the most of that time
• if you waste time or don’t ask questions, you won’t get the information you need to make the best decisions about your health, and you may not get the best return for your money
Remember, it takes time for your doctor to answer your questions. If you have many, consider scheduling a longer appointment. Don’t forget your doctor has other patients.
(Source: University of Washington, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine)