Whether you have just started experiencing symptoms of a vestibular or have already been diagnosed, to get the most out of your doctor’s visit it is helpful to assess and record your symptoms and your medical history.
Following are some links to forms that you can fill out and bring with you to your appointment, as well as other hints on how to prepare yourself to take full advantage of the limited time you have to talk with your doctor in person.
Basic tips for preparing for an appointment
- National Institute on Aging – Talking with your Doctor: A Guide for Older People
- WebMD – Dizziness, lightheadedness & vertigo: Preparing for your appointment
- Healthcommunities.com – Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Vertigo
- Web MD - Diary of symptoms
- VEDA Patient Medical History Form
- VEDA - Questions for your doctor (includes questions to ask your doctor to help you understand your diagnosis and treatment)
- Medical Record Enclosure (printable/fillable) - Fill this form out and ask your primary care physician's office to include it in your permanent medical record.
- How to chose a vestibular healthcare provider: Vestibular disorders are often difficult to diagnose and treat. You can greatly reduce the time it takes to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment by finding a qualified vestibular specialist.
- WebMD – Form to complete prior to visiting your doctor when symptoms first present
- WebMD – Form to complete prior to visiting your doctor for your follow-up appointment
- Patient Bank - A free online service that helps you gather all your medical records in one place.
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Thanks to VEDA, vestibular disorders are becoming recognized for their impacts on people's lives and our economy. We see new diagnostic tools and research studies, more accessible treatments, and a growing respect for how life-changing vestibular disorders can be.