Bayada Article: How to Prepare for a Doctors Visit: Tips for the Empowered Patient

By: Barbra London, MSW, LCSW, LNHA

It requires effort ahead of time to get the most out of a doctor’s appointment. As a geriatric care manager, I have accompanied many elderly clients to their doctor’s visits and the most fruitful and successful visits were those when the client and I were able to discuss expectations and the anticipated outcome of a visit ahead of time. When that happened, we came away with a firm understanding of what the doctor said because we took notes and had the benefit of two pairs of ears.

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