1. Pay attention to your presenting sign(s) and symptom(s).
Pay attention to the location, duration, and character of the
discomfort. Also record what brings the symptom(s) on, what relieves
them, and what makes them worse.
2. List past and
current medical diagnosis such as other malignancies, renal failure,
hypertension, heart failure, or diabetes.
3. List past
surgeries, diagnostic procedures (mammogram, chest X-rays, CT scans, etc.),
and hospitalizations. Bring all diagnostic films, clinical and hospitalization
records, and procedure reports if you have.
4. List all
medications and their dosing information.
You should include all prescription and over-the-counter medications,
dietary supplements, herbs, and vitamins.
If you have any questions about the medications you are taking, bring
the medications with you to show your physician.
List all drug and food allergies if you have.
Describe the detailed symptom(s) (skin rash, edema, etc.) of the
allergy to your physician.