At Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine, our main goal is to provide you with high quality compassionate medical care. We know how important your visit is with us, and we would like you to get everything you expect from your time here.
To assure that success, please consider this short “to do” list — just a few things you can do prior to your appointment, to help us keep up on your health and for you to get the most out of your visit.
If you write down a list of your health questions or concerns, it will help both you and your doctor plan your visit. In addition, it will minimize the chance of forgetting important medical concerns.
As much as we try, we do have some time constraints. By bringing up your most important issue at the beginning, you will make sure that there is adequate time to fully address this concern.
If you are worried, bring a second pair of ears. If you are concerned about a health problem, or if your family is concerned, bring a friend or relative with you to help you to remember what was discussed.
Bring your bottles of both over-the-counter and prescription medications with you to each visit. At almost every visit, the nurse and the provider will talk with you about your medications. Making sure that everyone has a common understanding about what you are taking is essential to providing you with high quality care.
If you are a diabetic and you know the provider will want to know what your sugar readings have been, bring your glucometer. If you have high blood pressure, bring your list of blood pressure readings since your last visit.
Thank you for considering these ideas prior to your doctors appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.