Preparing for your visit

1. Preparing for your office visit
2. Preparing for admission to the hospital
3. Referal to a specialist



1. Preparing for your office visit

Things to bring to the 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 who to contact in an emergency
    • Instructions on how to get to the office
    • A list of all medications you're currently taking, including prescription drugs 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
  • What will happen and what to expect during your visit
  • What the effects of any tests or procedures might be
  • How long your visit will take
  • If you will be able to drive home
  • If there are certain things you should avoid
  • 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

2. Preparing for admission to the hospital

Before being admitted to the hospital there are certain things you might want to do:

  • Tell a friend or family member
  • Change your answering machine
  • Find out what you can eat or drink
  • Find out if there is anything specific you should do or avoid

What to bring to the hospital:

  • Your health card and other necessary identification
  • All your other medical coverage information
  • Any medications you take on a daily basis
  • The name and phone number of who to contact in an emergency
  • Loose, comfortable clothing
  • Necessary toiletries and personal items - toothbrush, comb, razor, facial tissues and slippers
  • A small amount of cash
  • Leave all other valuables and money at home
  • A book or magazine to read
  • A long-distance calling card if you may want to make long-distance calls - cell phones are not allowed

Make sure you know:

  • Why you're being admitted into the hospital
  • How long you should expect to be there
  • Which doctor you will be seeing and the procedures and tests that will be performed
  • When you should arrive and the admission procedures
  • Whether you should arrange a ride home
  • What you can and cannot do afterwards certain foods or activities etc
  • Who you can call if you have any questions or concerns
  • Why you're being admitted into the hospital
  • How long you should expect to be there
  • Which doctor you will be seeing and the procedures and tests that will be performed
  • When you should arrive and the admission procedures
  • Whether you should arrange a ride home
  • What you can and cannot do afterwards certain foods or activities etc
  • Who you can call if you have any questions or concerns

3. Referal to a specialist

Things to bring to the appointment:

  • Health card, personal identification
  • Information on any other personal medical coverage plans that you have
  • A referral from your doctor
  • Any health records, test results, or X-rays that you've been asked to bring
  • The name and phone number of who to contact in an emergency
  • Instructions on how to get to the office
  • The name, address, and phone number of your family doctor
  • A list of all medications you're currently taking, including prescription drugs 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 will be seeing them
  • What time you should arrive and any admission procedures you will go through
  • What will happen and what to expect during your visit
  • What the effects of any tests or procedures might be
  • How long your visit will take
  • If you will be able to drive home
  • If there are certain things you should avoid
  • 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 this affect my lifestyle, what will I need to change?
  • What am I doing right?
  • What am I doing wrong?

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The Associate Clinic

1222 Bev McLachlin Drive
Pincher Creek, AB

Phone: (403) 627-3321

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