What you should bring when you go to the doctor's office?

MedicationBe sure to bring all of your medications in their pill bottles with you to your appointment. Also bring any over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements with you. Even if you have missed doses or stopped medications, include these drugs and discuss what you have and haven't been taking. Only then can your health team make the best changes to your medications.


CalendarAlso bring your diary or log with your daily weight, blood pressure and pulse, including symptoms you may have felt since your last visit. Write down events like when you ate Mexican or Chinese food, had to go to the hospital, felt very stressed, or even just feeling great. Lastly, bring a list of questions for your doctor or nurse. Jot questions down when you think of them and bring them with your medications and log.