Helpful hints

Dr Susan welcomes questions and discussion.

Before your appointment

Write down your two or three most important questions and concerns

Write down the history and details of your symptoms

Bring a list of all your medication, including vitamins & supplements

During your appointment

Questions you may want to ask include:

Is there anything else I can do to help myself

Is there anything I should avoid or stop doing

What will happen if I don’t have any treatment

Are there any other ways to treat my condition

How effective is this treatment

How long will I need the treatment for

How will I know if the treatment is working

Are there any side effects or risks

Where can I go for more information/support/help

If I have a long-term condition, what should I tell my family


Check that you have understood what the tests are for, and how and when you will get the results.

After your appointment

Write down what you discussed and what happens next

Book any referrals or further investigations. You will be asked to make your own appointments and let us know so that we can send a referral. Do check with your insurers.

NB It is essential to inform us of any changes to your personal database eg. postal and email address and mobile telephone number