Preparing for an Office Visit
Your visit with an orthopaedic surgeon is an important meeting that can be most effective if you plan ahead. It's important that you give your doctor the information he or she needs and that you understand what your doctor is recommending. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care get better results. Lack of communication is a primary reason for medical errors. The following checklist will help you and your doctor discuss the issues most important for getting the most out of the visit.