Please try your best to fill the following FILLABLE PDF forms electronically. Next print the forms and take with you for the appointment.
Most patients tell me that other doctors take patient history in a different way. I appreciate that you understand my method of patient care.
I have helped thousands of patients. To help you, I need to understand your symptoms. I can get information from you in two ways:
I ask you about your symptoms; you may reply in a hurry to save my time; I may misunderstand your answers. So, I will not get the comprehensive information.
You take your own time and write your symptoms in your own words; as you are not rushed, I will get more accurate picture of your medical problems.
Even during follow-ups, I will ask you to write your symptoms and your medications. I want you to write your medications rather than my nurse copying the information from the chart because you may be taking medications differently than what we prescribed.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We recommend a flu shot to patients older than 6 months. The flu shot can prevent flare-ups of breathing problems, ER visits, hospitalizations and death.
Experts recommend pneumonia shots for asthma, COPD, and other medical problems. The schedule for pneumonia shots is complicated. Please talk to your primary care physician or your pharmacist. https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/vaccination.html and https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html
Other vaccines. Please talk to your primary care physician.