4 tips to prepare for your first PCP appointment
Before your first appointment with your primary care physician, it’s a good idea to follow these 4 simple steps to ensure that you have everything you need.
Transfer your medical records — especially if you’re new to Sharp — so your PCP will have a better understanding of your medical history.
Bring a list of any medications that you’re taking. A medication regimen isn’t something you can set and forget. You and your doctor need to keep tabs on what you're taking and how it's affecting your
health. Sometimes things change between visits, and adjustments to your medications may be needed.
Consider taking our free online Best Health® Wellness Assessment. The assessment evaluates eight areas
of health: preventive health, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, emotional well-being, safety, tobacco and nicotine exposure, alcohol use and readiness to change. Your responses are used to personalize recommendations to help you achieve and
maintain optimal well-being. You can then review these areas of opportunities and recommendations with your doctor.
If you have any other questions for your doctor, jot them down so you don’t forget to address them in your appointment. Don’t be shy! Your doctor is your partner in health.