Make the Most of Your Doctors Visit

William Conway MD Ever leave your doctor’s office with more questions than answers? Your Henry Ford provider wants to make sure you get the most out of your office visit. Here are a few tips we recommend:

Prepare for your appointment.

Have your questions ready – even write them down if it helps, and don’t save them to the end.

Be honest.

If you don’t understand something, ask your doctor to explain it again.

Talk about cost.

Tell your doctor if your co-pay or deductible means you won’t get that lab test, scan, or prescription he/she ordered. Let’s work together to lower your out-of-pocket costs and get the care you need.

Don’t wait until you’re sick.

Getting recommended preventive care is key to maintaining good health and managing problems before they become serious

Lastly, keep in touch.

Ask your doctor how you can get help between appointments and after hours. Set up a Henry Ford MyChart account, and send questions to your doctor through secure messaging. Or if you have a quick medical question, MyCare Advice Line providers are available 24/7 to answer your non-emergency concerns

Next time you visit the doctor, remember good communication is good for your health.

William Conway, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System

Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group