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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with gout?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Gout? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Gout

Top 10 Questions about Gout

  1. What is gout and what causes it?
  2. How can I prevent complications from gout, such as long-term joint damage and kidney stones?
  3. How long does a gout attack typically last and how often am I likely to have attacks?
  4. What are the symptoms of gout?
  5. Who is most likely to develop gout?
  6. What are my treatment options for gout?
  7. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptom and support my treatment?
  8. What can I do to help prevent future gout attacks?
  9. What can I expect from my gout medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. Are the medications that treat gout attacks different than medications that prevent gout attacks?
  1. What is gout and what causes it?
  2. Is gout curable or controllable?
  3. Are there certain things that trigger a gout attack?
  4. How will gout affect my daily life and long-term health?
  5. How can I prevent complications from gout, such as long-term joint damage and kidney stones?
  6. What types of healthcare providers, such as a rheumatologist, do I need to see and when?
  7. How long does a gout attack typically last and how often am I likely to have attacks?
  8. What are the symptoms of gout?
  9. Could my gout symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  10. How is gout diagnosed?
  11. Who is most likely to develop gout?
  12. Can my primary care doctor diagnose gout or will I need to see a specialist?
  13. What are my treatment options for gout?
  14. What should I do if my gout symptoms get worse?
  15. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my gout?
  16. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptom and support my treatment?
  17. What can I do to help prevent future gout attacks?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. What can I expect from my gout medication and how long will it take to start working?
  20. Are the medications that treat gout attacks different than medications that prevent gout attacks?
  21. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  22. How long will I need to take my gout medication and do I need to take my medication continuously?
  23. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my gout medication?

What to Discuss

Symptoms:

Medications:

What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID