Prepare for a Better Doctor Appointment

Whether you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a condition, Vitals wants to help you prepare for your appointment.

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Don’t forget a question. Prepare for your next doctor appointment.

We have more than 70 patient guides online that can help you know what questions to ask your doctor; what tests you might receive to monitor your condition; and what treatment options may be offered.

And we’re always adding new conditions, so check back often.  Some of our most recent guides include:

ADHD – Today, between 4 and 7 million children (5-9% of the population) and 9 to 13 million adults (4-6% of the population) in the United States are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A diagnosis of ADHD can be daunting and symptoms can be a challenge for parents and children. But treatment can make a big difference.

Allergic Asthma – The most common form of asthma out there, approximately 60 percent of asthma patients have allergic asthma. Learn how to treat and manage asthma attacks and symptoms.

Eating Disorders – Complex and scary, eating disorders often take the help of doctors and psychiatrists to help solve. If you suspect you or a loved one may have a dangerous relationship with food, seek medical help and intervention.

Lyme Disease – Unfortunately, Lyme disease is on the rise. No thanks, to the exploding tick populations, found especially in Northeast and North-Central states, as well as Northern California. Find out it you’ve been exposed in order to treat this disease in its early stages.

Obesity – While not a disease it itself, it is a condition that can increase a person’s risk for certain health problems such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems, and some types of cancer.  Use our guide and talk to your doctor about getting obesity under control.

See all of our patient guides.