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A Visit with the Doctor

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You may go to the doctor when:

  • You are sick.
  • You need a check-up.
  • You want to talk about your disability.

It is okay to take someone with you.

  • Take a friend, family member, or support person.

Your support person can help you:

  • Make a list of medicines you take
  • Remind you about questions to ask
  • Write down what the doctor says

You may need to answer many questions.

  • The nurse will ask you questions.
  • Then the doctor will ask you questions.
  • These questions help your doctor learn more about you.

You can ask the doctor questions.

  • Use the list of questions you made.
  • If you do not understand something, tell the doctor.

You can ask other people questions:

  • The nurse
  • The person who gives you medicine that the doctor orders (the pharmacist)

Questions You Might Ask About Medicine

  • How can this medicine help me?
  • When should I take it?

Questions You Might Ask About Medicine

  • Should I take it with food or water?
  • What are the side effects?
  • Can I take this with other medications?

You might have more questions after you leave.

  • You can call your doctor’s office to:
  • Talk to your doctor
  • Leave a message for your doctor
  • If the doctor does not call you back, call again.
  • You can also ask someone to call the doctor for you.


  • You can take someone with you.
  • Take a list of:
  • Your medicine
  • Your questions
  • Ask questions until you understand.


Last updated on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:00