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  • It may help to write down a list of your symptoms so you can tell your general practitioner (GP) or other healthcare professional during your visit. 
  • You may like to write down your medical history and lifestyle activities so you can talk about these with your GP or other healthcare professional.
  • Prepare a list of questions you want your GP or other healthcare professional to answer. These might be about your illness or condition, treatment options or tests you need.
  • If you are unsure how to talk about your health issue, it can help to practise what you want to say.
  • Prepare the things you need to take to your appointment, such as your Medicare card, scans or test results.

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Reviewed on: 17-09-2015