Smart tips before your next meeting with your medical team

Several tips provided by other users in Belong. This time, tips that will help you prepare ahead of your next doctor visit. What to prepare, how to organize your documents, what you should ask and more…

 

1. Organize your medical binder

Arrive to your next meeting with your medical files organized chronologically. In most cases you will be required to pull out the most recent imaging results, blood test etc…

You can also use the Belong Medical Binder in order to organize your files and share them with your family members.

 

2. Prepare all your questions ahead of time

Write down all your questions, issues requests and fears about the next procedure before you meet with your physician. There is a tendency to forget some questions when you face the medical staff especially if your question relates to an issue you had prior to the appointment. Learn from other people’s questions. You can find many of them in the various Belong families.
You can also find some questions in the treatment task area, just enter your treatment task and click the “tips” and “ask the dr.” buttons for tips and questions.

 

3. Knowledge is king!

At any point during your treatment journey, be aware of alternative treatments and paths including all risks and benefits, what to expect, what are the associated side effects etc…

Ask: If I choose a certain path does it block the possibility of a different treatment in the future.

 

4. Keep track of all your tasks.

In order to manage the fight efficiently you need to be consistent. Write down and collect every bit of information as you go through the process, you can always ask for your family and friends that fight with you to help you keep track. Let them take responsibility on some of the tasks and schedule. To help you with that you can share the treatment tasks with them.

Do you have tips that could help the community prior to the next physician visit? Feel free to post them here, help others learn from your experience.

 

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Wishing you the best of health.
The Belong team

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