Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Appointment with a Neuropathy Doctor

Neuropathy Doctor | If you’re like most people, the thought of seeing a new doctor puts you on edge. Once you become comfortable with your regular care physician, you adjust to the routine. You don’t experience the nerves that surfaced in the beginning and are comfortable asking almost any questions.

Unfortunately, you’re sometimes required to see a specialist or new doctor. It can be difficult to prepare for the visit but not impossible. If you have an upcoming appointment with a neuropathy doctor, these tips may help you to feel more comfortable going into your visit.

It’s not possible to remember everything, but preparation is filled with a few surprises, right? Before your visit, keep a list of symptoms you’ve been experiencing. It’s okay if some of the symptoms are unrelated, just write them all down. Make a list of all prescribed and over the counter medications and vitamins.

Write a list of questions to ask the neuropathy doctor that may include one or more of the following:

  • Why am I having these symptoms?
  • What tests can be done to obtain a diagnosis?
  • Are the tests performed locally or in a hospital?
  • Will I need to prepare for the tests?
  • What exactly will the tests tell you?
  • Are these tests covered by my insurance?
  • Do you hear these symptoms often?
  • What treatments are available for the condition?
  • Are there any alternative treatment options?
  • What side effects are most common with the medication I’m prescribed?

In addition, you should have access to or have on hand your previous medical records. If you’ve had any tests done recently, make them available to the neuropathy doctor to help him form a complete plan of treatment.

For your comfort, take someone with you to the appointment. A relative or friend can offer moral support and help you to remember important questions that you may forget to ask. Most importantly, relax and follow through with the treatment plan to gain the best outcome.

At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we offer integrative treatment options for a wide range of issues, including Neuropathy. We specialize in creating customized treatment plans for each patient to help deliver relief that lasts because we address the source of the problem and the chronic pain that neuropathy may cause. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for care.

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