What can I expect during my first visit with an internist?
During your first visit with your internist, you will be asked about your medical history and examined to gather information on your current symptoms.
It is essential to be honest while answering the doctors' questions as they bear serious implications for your treatment plan. Please remember to bring a list of medications that you are on, including herbal preparations, supplements, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs. A caregiver, friend or family member can accompany you during your visit.
During your first visit your internist will:
At the end of your visit, he will ask questions to ensure that you understand the diagnosis and the treatment plan.
During your first visit you should:
The more time you take to prepare for your first visit to an internist, the more likely you will have an effective consultation with an accurate diagnosis and the most suitable treatment for you. After your visit, you can share and discuss your results with your local primary care doctor.