Get Prepared

Be a prepared patient – bring the information the doctor will need and be ready to take notes during the visit. Don’t rely on your memory!

What to Bring

WHN TIP – Medical Appointment Information Form: Download our Medical Appointment Tracking Form to bring with you to the visit. (You’ll need Acrobat Reader. It’s FREE.)

Before You Leave the Office

  • Make sure you have complete details about any tests or medication the doctor has ordered.
  • Ask when you need to return for a follow-up visit.
  • Diagnosis or need for surgery or other treatment? Ask about getting a second opinion. (Read 5 FAQs About Getting a Second Opinion for more advice.)

For more information, read What to Do Before, During and After Your Doctor Visit.