Given the changing healthcare environment, Amgen partnered with patients and physicians to develop a patient telemedicine checklist that can help guide discussions during virtual visits.
Take a look and download it here .
Ask office if there are any tasks to complete prior to your telemedicine appointment
Write down questions you may want to ask
Identify a comfortable space for your appointment (e.g., well-lit, quiet, distraction-free)
Have the following available
- List of current medications (if applicable)
- Pictures you want to share (if applicable)
Test your device to be sure you can connect with your physician
Consider whether you want a family member or caretaker present for the appointment
Be prompt and connect early
Inform the physician of any recent medical appointments or hospital/ER visits
Ask questions, take notes and request educational materials for future reference
Document next steps
Monitor your health and advise physician of any changes
Schedule follow-up appointments, as needed