Any time a patient is coming in to see me there's a couple of things that I ask them to do to be prepared. Always bring your list of medications with doses and frequencies, and even better than that sometimes is just to bring the actual pill bottles so that we can make sure that we're on the same page in terms of everything that you're taking to be as safe as possible. I also think if you've seen any other specialists, of any kind, if you've been to an urgent care facility, if you've been hospitalized – I would bring any of your discharge summaries so that we can make sure that we don't miss anything in that transition of care. And the other thing that I'd probably ask you to bring is, if there's a lot going on, make yourself a little cliff notes version of your concerns and then we can try to prioritize what to take care of today. And maybe put something else on the back burner for next visit.
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