Do you find that you make an appointment
Do you find that you make an appointment with your healthcare provider, only to forget half your questions once you’re in the exam room? Does your healthcare provider ask you questions during a visit that you can’t answer? Preparing for a healthcare provider visit can help you get the most out of it.
“We at Zing Health view annual wellness visits as an opportunity for our members to engage with their Primary Care Physician (PCP), to assess current health, and identify health goals for the coming year,” says Shari Mason, Zing Health Director of Quality Management. “We believe that the annual wellness visit is part of an ongoing relationship between our members and their PCP. The outcomes can help the PCP create a personalized health plan to address any current concerns and identify ways of preventing problems in the future.”
At a minimum, you should prepare for a visit by writing down a list of questions you have and things you want to remember to tell your provider. Be prepared to mention how you have been feeling since your last visit, and speak up about any changes you’ve noticed, new symptoms you have, or anything else the healthcare provider should know.
If your PCP is new to you or if there have been changes since your last visit, you should also bring a list of the medicines you take and information about your family history. If you are also seeing other healthcare providers, bring copies of relevant records and test results, plus contact information for these providers.
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