Get permission. Your loved one’s doctor and health insurance company will want signed permission to discuss private health information with you.
Take notes. Write down everything the doctor recommends. Or, with the doctor’s permission, record the conversation to have all the details handy.
Ask questions. If you have a chance to prepare ahead of time, bring a list of questions along with other important papers, such as a list of your loved one’s medications.
Get follow-up details. Find out when follow-up appointments are needed, where to go for more information, and who to contact if you have questions.