- Know the reason for the visit and what you want to happen.
- Before your visit, write down questions you want to be
- At the visit, write down the name of a new diagnosis, and any
new medicines, treatments, or tests. Also, write down any new
instructions your provider gives you for your child.
- Know why a new medicine or treatment is prescribed and how it
will help your child. Also, know what the side effects are.
- Ask if your child’s condition can be treated in other ways.
- Know why a test or procedure is recommended and what the
results could mean.
- Know what to expect if your child does not take the medicine
or have the test or procedure.
- If your child has a follow-up appointment, write down the
date, time, and purpose of that visit.
- Know how you can contact your child’s provider after office
hours. This is important if your child becomes ill and you have
questions or need advice.