Journal with your Doctor

Posted on April 5, 2010


When you see a new doctor, or a doctor you have not seen in a while, the doctor may ask you lots of questions about your health history. There is no reason that you have to commit all the details of your health history to memory. You can keep a health journal of your important health information. This journal is not only helpful for doctors visits, but it is also helpful for your own knowledge. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Family Physicians of information that might be helpful to include in your journal.

  • Diseases or illnesses that have impacted members of your immediate family
  • All prescriptions, vitamins, and over the counter medications that you take and the dosages
  • Any allergies you have including, seasonal allergies, food allergies and medication allergies
  • Any past surgeries or hospitalizations
  • Any injuries or illnesses for which you have been treated