The first part of the visit involves your medical history. This includes a number of topics ranging from medications you take, surgeries or hospitalizations in the past, how you are feeling, and any symptoms you might be experiencing.
Your medical history also includes asking about your family history to see if you have any risks for hereditary diseases.
We will also ask a “social history,” which includes questions about tobacco, alcohol, and your sexual history. Again, this information is private. It is important to be honest so that we can establish any particular risks you may have for an injury or illness.
Other questions are about your psychological wellbeing; if you are experiencing any emotional concerns such as anxiety or depression.
Lastly, we always ensure that your vaccines are up to date. And we make recommendations on vaccines that you might be missing, or vaccines that might be appropriate if you are traveling.