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Ever feel like you’re so busy seeing specialists that it’s easy to forget about your annual physical? In addition to checking up on your overall health, an “annual” is a great time to monitor your blood work – such as cholesterol and Vitamin D levels – which you can now record on your PatientsLikeMe profile. It’s also a good opportunity to discuss any new concerns with your primary care physician (PCP).
But with only a few minutes with your PCP and a whole year’s worth of health matters to cover, it can be hard to remember what’s happened between visits, and even harder to get to everything that’s important. Fortunately, your printable and customizable Doctor Visit Sheet (DVS) can help. Bring this complete record with you to jog your memory and get your doctor updated quickly.
The DVS now includes your InstantMe history along with all the helpful notes you’ve made about things like treatment changes and new or repeat symptoms. Bottom line: the more you use InstantMe, the more details you’ll have about how you’ve been feeling – and why.
Are you due for an “annual”? Customize and print your DVS here.
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- Newly diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed (FM/CFS/ME Room)
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PUTTING THE “INSTANT” IN INSTANTME
Did you know there’s a mobile version of InstantMe that’s now available for iPhone, iPad and, most recently, Android users? We hope it’s a convenient way to record how you’re feeling on the go – whether you’re in the line at the store or watching your child’s soccer game. Stay tuned as we continue to improve Mobile InstantMe in 2012.