How many times have you gone to the doctor and forgotten to ask a question? Or failed to take notes during the visit? Or lost track of all the instructions the doctor gave you or generally felt like you were missing some of the information the doctor shared?
This has come up for me numerous times, not only at my own doctors’ appointments but also while taking the kids for checkups! As a mom, I want to make sure I’m advocating for their best wellness too.
We are here to help you with that! I’ve joined forces with my friend, and nurse practitioner, Johna Jenkins to form a sister brand called A Plan for Health. Our mission at A Plan for Health is to help you advocate for your own health because we believe everyone deserves that chance!
We’ve released several free tools to encourage, empower, and educate you on becoming your own health advocate. If you haven’t already, check out the Daily Wellness Tracker, and the Healthcare Visits printable now! They’re FREE and in the Whitney English Printable Shop now.
We’re excited to release our next free resources the Health Care Visits Printable! It can be used before, during, and after a healthcare visit to track factors, record information, and make notes of questions to ask!
We are at a different time in our world and in our life right now. We’re experiencing a health crisis like we have never before. It is very likely if you or a loved one has to go to the doctor or the hospital in the near future, you or they are probably going to have to go alone. It’s a scary thought, but one we can try our best to prepare for. It’s so important to have everything in one place so you can advocate for your own health!
So how do you prepare for going to the doctor of the hospital alone? Here are five important steps you can take. You can use our latest free tool, the Healthcare Visits printable, to easily track many of these pieces!
- Do your pre-visit prep work. Maximize your time with a healthcare provider by tracking information before the appointment. If possible, fill out any necessary paperwork for the doctor prior to the visit.
- Make a list of questions and concerns. If they’re written down, you much less likely to forget to ask when you see the doctor or nurse!
- Track tests performed and the results of those tests. Centralizing this information helps you get a clear picture of everything that’s been done.
- Take notes at your appointments. Bring your printable and a pen to write down the key points shared during the appointment.
- Create a list of medications. Supplements too! You may be asked to share this information with a healthcare professional and keeping an updated list makes that super easy for you to do.
We’re working on more and more resources to help you advocate for your own health. Stay tuned for more free printables and our first physical product collection coming this summer! Subscribe to my email list here to be the first to know about new A Plan for Health tools!
We want to empower you to live a balanced life. HEART Goals is at the center of our brand because it’s a framework that gives your life meaning and helps you find focus. HEART Goals isn’t one more thing on your to-do list. It’s a way of doing everything: doing less, but better, in the right order, in every area of our lives. This post covers the H (Help Yourself) life segment of the HEART Goals acronym. Click here to learn more about the HEART Goals framework!