Preparing for your Visit

Ensuring your are prepared for your appointment helps you and your doctor get the most out of your visit.

Things to bring to your appointment:

  • Health card, personal identification;
  • Information on any other personal medical coverage plans that you have;
  • Any health records, test results, or X-rays that you’ve been asked to bring;
  • The name and phone number of whom we should contact in an emergency;
  • A list of all medications you’re currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medications, as well as any vitamins, supplements, herbal and homeopathic remedies;
  • A list of other health professionals you’ve recently consulted, why you went to see them, and what they told you.

Before you arrive, be sure you know:

  • Which doctor you will be seeing;
  • Why you are coming to see them;
  • What time you should arrive and any admission procedures you will go through;
  • If you will be able to drive home;
  • If there are certain things you should avoid; and
  • If there are certain things you should do.

To fully understand your condition there are certain things you may want to ask your doctor, such as:

  • What caused this condition?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Which option is best for me, and why?
  • How will my lifestyle be affected, what will I need to change?
  • What am I doing right?
  • What am I doing wrong?