Before you visit your family physician, you need to have questions ready. Write them down at home, put them in order of importance, and take notes while your doctor answers them. Physicians will always ask you plenty of questions, but subjects that are important to you may not be on their
radar. Also, be sure to bring in
the bottles of any medications
or supplements you're
taking. For support, bring
a close friend or loved one
along to your appointment.
It is understandable to balk at the cost of preventive screenings, but the cost of treatment is often much greater.
Regular screenings can identify
risks for serious diseases,
which may cause much
more distress than the prick of
a needle or a scan.
When your doctor is familiar with your medical history, he or she can create care plans tailored to your specific needs. This understanding can also make future appointments more efficient and
help address your concerns before
they even arise, making for more
positive healing experiences.
For more information,
T.J. Health Partners was created to provide an integrated network of health providers offering an array of comprehensive services. The formation of T.J. Health Partners will bring resources together that will medically benefit the people of south central Kentucky.
The T.J. Health Pavilion is currently under construction and is slated to be complete by early 2013. The Pavilion will house all the staff of T.J. Health Partners as well as outpatient services for T.J. Samson Community Hospital.