PATIENT TOOLKIT

APPOINTMENT TIPS

Lyme disease often causes significant cognitive impairment, which means you may need some assistance making sense of your physician’s instructions and newly-prescribed medications. Below is a list of suggestions for how to make the most of these appointments.

 

  • Keep a notebook or journal specifically for doctor appointments. In between visits, write down any questions or concerns that arise, including reactions to medications and new, worsening, or improved symptoms.

  • Keep an updated list of medications and supplements to discuss with your physician.

  • Confirm the appointment with your physician’s office a few days in advance.

  • Don’t be afraid to speak up, especially when reporting on symptoms. You know your body better than anyone else.

  • Ask any necessary questions of your physician and record all answers.

  • Record your physician’s care instructions.

  • Record and confirm changes in medication.

  • Verify any follow-up appointments.
     

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING DOWNLOADABLE FORMS:

Patient Appointments:
Keep track of all upcoming appointments with a bonus Appointment Summary box to make note of any changes to your care.

 

Patient Log:
Review your day-to-day wellness and make note of any improvement or worsening of symptoms to share with your treating physician.

 

Master Medication Management Chart:
Keep track of current prescribed medications and supplements and record or confirm changes with your treating physician.


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