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Patient Involvement

Your healthcare team is here to help you get better. Here are some ways you can help.

Tell us...

Be sure to let us know about:

  • Prescription medications you have been taking
  • Over-the-counter medications that you are using, or commonly use for pain, headaches, cough and cold and other ailments.
  • Use of natural remedies or alternative medications, that you are using
  • Use of recreational drugs, if any
  • Any concerns or questions you have about your medications
  • As much information as you may have or can remember about allergies or reactions to medications you may have had in the past
  • Your diet, including foods and beverages you commonly eat or drink
  • Before receiving medication, a treatment or any service, be sure the armband has your name and other information can be checked.

Ask us...

Some questions you should ask before receiving medications:

  • What is the name of this medication? Is this the brand name or the generic name?
  • What is it for?
  • How much should I get, and how often?
  • What possible side effects are there?
  • Do you have anything I can read about this medication?

If this medication is unfamiliar or new to you, also ask:

  • Will this be replacing anything I was taking before I came in?
  • What possible side effects are there?
  • Has this medication been on the market for more than a year?
  • If you notice anything different that catches your attention, ask.
    Example 1: You receive four tablets in the morning instead of two (you might be receiving a new medication that you might want to learn about)
    Example 2: The medication you have been taking for blood pressure was always a blue tablet, but today you have a white one (could be a generic version of the same medication)

Please ask any questions you may have about your medications and other treatments.