Before the appointment:

  • Ask your loved one for permission if they would be comfortable with you going to the doctor with them.
  • Help prepare a list of questions or concerns to ask the doctor.
  • List any recent changes in your health to give the doctor an updated health status.

During the appointment:

  • Introduce yourself to the doctor and explain why you are at the appointment.
  • Write down any instructions or suggestions the doctor gives the patient.
  • Ask for clarification from the doctor, if necessary.

After the appointment:

  • Call the doctor’s office for any follow up questions or concerns.
  • Ask the person if they would like new prescriptions to be picked up at the pharmacy.
  • Remind your loved one when follow up appointments are scheduled.