Talking with Your Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

14. What is the benefit of bringing a family member or friend to my doctor visit?

Sometimes it is helpful to bring a family member or close friend with you. Let your family member or friend know in advance what you want from your visit. Your companion can remind you what you planned to discuss with the doctor if you forget. She or he can take notes for you and can help you remember what the doctor said. If you bring someone to your doctor visit, you can still have time alone with your doctor to talk about personal matters.