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Q and A for Health Screening and Condition Onset

The Q and A that you have with your doctor may be very meaningful after you’ve conducted credible research about your physicians, medical conditions and procedures of interest when possible. This includes the decision you’ve made for choosing quality care through streamlined communication. Now, you want to print out the Top Questions for Your Doctor to bring with you to your appointment. It may be time too to review  questions  to ask your doctor during a health screening or at the onset of  a medical condition, which may include:

  • Ask your doctor what you can do to take better care of yourself.
  • What are the names of the tests that the doctor is ordering? Write it down, if you can.
  • What will the test(s) diagnose and rule out? What other test(s) may be required to diagnose and rule out other conditions?
  • You may also want to know what is projected to occur if you do nothing at all.


How often will you need tests? What types of tests will you need? For example, your Health Screening may include a Heart Attack Risk Assessment to establish your baseline. Based on results, your doctor may have more specific recommendations. Establishing your baselines for your organs may assist with the prediction of disease(s), the early detection of disease, and management once a medical condition develops or becomes more serious.

How quickly you need to have tests and/or treatment in line with “standard of care guidelines” ? This includes: knowing the medical benefits and risks related to timely treatment.  You may learn you have time to research on our website or through our tips about research that we have about diagnostic tests and treatment plans relating to your condition to make a better educated decision. Conversely, you may need to move forward with diagnostic tests and treatment more quickly based on your instincts, knowing to make sure to seek out care when you need it regardless of perceived constraints, such as low income, like in the case of emergency.

  • Do ask if you may receive a copy of your diagnostic test results. Follow up if, you do not receive results.
  • You may inquire if there insurance constraints  preventing you from receiving tests that may provide for a more accurate, timely diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Inquire about the benefits, risks and coping skills required for diagnostic tests and all treatment options.
  • Inquire about alternatives to tests and treatment options to help ensure you may make a well-educated decision. Some physicians may not be aware of all alternatives, depending upon where you are in the world and your condition.
  • If you are being discharged from a urgent care, hospital or surgical center, ask your attending doctor  if there are any instructions you should follow to enhance recovery and reduce the risk of complications. Find out when you should follow up and with whom. Review your discharge summary before you leave. Of course, your focus will be on helping to ensure the best possible outcome and prevent complications.

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It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.