157-02 CrossBay Boulevard, Suite 202 Howard Beach, NY 11414(718) 835-0100

Patient Checklist

Before Your Visit:

  • Make a list of your symptoms and questions.
  • Make a list of all medications and any previous surgeries.
  • Gather and bring important medical records and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals (including X-rays, MRIs, and lab results).
  • Check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is needed.
  • Call before your visit to tell the office if you have special needs.
  • Bring a friend or family member if you think it will be helpful.
  • If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, bring your walking/exercise shoes with you to the appointment.

During Your Visit:

  • Go over your list of questions.
  • If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation.
  • Take notes and listen carefully.
  • Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed.
  • Talk about all new medications.
  • Ask why it has been prescribed, and how to take it.
  • Describe any allergies.
  • Tell Dr. Weinstock if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant.
  • Let Dr. Weinstock know if you are being treated by other doctors.

After Your Visit:

  • Prepare for any tests that Dr. Weinstock orders.
  • Ask about what you need to do to get ready, possible side effects, and when you can expect results.
  • Ask when and how the test results will be made available to you.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave Dr. Weinstock's office.
  • Call Dr. Weinstock's office and ask for your test results if you do not hear from the office when you are supposed to.