How to Get the Most Out of Your First Appointment

How to get the most out of your first office appointment

You should come prepared and do not assume that Dr. Belsley has already seen your medical record. Please ask your primary care doctor for your summary sheet that lists your medical problems as well as your medications and your doses.


Prepare your medical records

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Electronic medical records are becoming the norm instead of the exception. Please remember that while the systems are helpful, they don't always speak to each other and the electronic records while available for one hospital may not been accessible at another.

Understand your Pre-Existing Conditions

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Surgery entails a degree of risk. While contemplating an operation, please ask your primary care physician how your medical conditions might plan you at risk.