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Before the Visit: Be Prepared

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  • Write down any questions, symptoms and concerns you have. Bring this list to your visit.
  • Review notes from previous visits.
  • Bring all medications to your visit in their original labeled containers. Don’t forget herbal and other dietary supplements.
  • Remember to bring a pen and paper – take notes!
  • Bring a family member or friend – they can help you remember details.
  • Get ready to tell the truth, even if it is embarrassing.