Get ready for a medical appointment
Before your appointment
Please attend your medical appointments, this is the only way that your doctor can ensure that you receive the best possible health treatment. If you arrive late you can completely alter your doctor’s schedule. If you miss an appointment, the doctor, the office employees and other patients may waste time.
- Attend 15 minutes before the scheduled time for outpatient care or radiology.
- In the case of outpatient procedures such as endoscopy or minor surgeries, it is necessary to attend 60 minutes before the scheduled time.
- In the case of more complex surgeries, attend 90 minutes before the scheduled time.
These spare times allow us to get the patient ready and verify the compliance of our attention security policies.
Please avoid inconvenience caused by not arriving on time, this can cause the suspension of your medical appointment or planned procedure.
Your collaboration is very important.
During your appointment
Make the most of your appointment
Please follow these recommendations so that your appointment is as pleasant as possible:
- Make a list of what has happened since your last appointment.
- Bring your list of questions to the medical consultation, it is important to answer your doubts. If you feel that your questions have not been answered, please require them.
- Manage your time with the doctor appropriately. Perhaps you only have 15 minutes every two or three months, so take good advantage of them!
- If you have difficulty taking your medications correctly, tell your doctor, he/she will determine whether it is necessary to change the medicine or not. Your Doctor may not be able to help you if you do not tell him/her your problems; remember, we want the best for your health!
- If your doctor wants to make you some tests, ask why and what may the tests’ results check or analyse. If you don't understand the purpose of the analysis or the meaning of the results, please ask again.
- If do not understand the answers to your questions, please tell the Doctor. Insisting on obtaining answers is the only way to take care of your health.
After your appointment
- Follow your doctor’s instructions. If for some reason you did not understand the instructions after arriving home, call him/her.
- Talk to your doctor before you stop taking any medication.
- Call your doctor if the symptoms get worse or if you have any problems to follow the instructions.
- Make appointments to have your tests done or to see a specialist if necessary.
- Call the doctor’s office to find out about the results of your tests. Ask what to do based on the results.