It is always a good idea to prepare before going to an appointment. Here are a few tips to make sure that you and the doctor cover everything that is necessary for the appointment.

Prepare a List of Concerns

Start the list by beginning with what is most important. If you have multiple questions, write them down to avoid forgetting to mention it. Avoid waiting until the end of the appointment to bring questions up.

Bring Family or a Friend

It can be helpful to bring a family member or friend along to the appointment. They can help remember important questions to ask, hear everything the doctor explains, and also help remember what the doctor says.

Make Sure You Can See and Hear as Much as Possible

Make sure to take glasses with you and to remember to put hearing aids in. It is important to make sure the hearing aids are in working order.