Awareness,  Epilepsy

The Ultimate Checklist For Your Epilepsy Doctor’s Visit

By preparing for your appointment, you can get all your questions and concerns answered. This is especially important when working with your doctor to get a diagnosis or develop a seizure treatment plan.

Every doctor’s visit should include:

Identification and insurance card:

They’re essential for getting checked in quickly and ensuring your doctor’s visit is covered without a hitch.

Family member or friend:

Sometimes this can be helpful. Your friend is a second pair of ears and can take notes if needed.


Bringing a snack is important. It helps prevent low blood sugar, especially if your appointment runs longer than expected, ensuring you stay comfortable and focused during your visit to the doctor.


It can be challenging to absorb all the information your doctor shares with you. Bring along a notepad so you can take notes.


Bringing a folder is crucial. You can easily access all of your important documents, as well as any materials provided by your doctor.

Prepared questions:

It’s important to bring your questions with you. Your doctor may be more open to you asking questions if they see that you have already prepared them.

Medical history:

Carry with you at all times, a list that documents previous ailments, conditions and surgeries. Make sure you have dates and any important details.

List of current medications:

Include frequency and dosage of the medications you are taking. Also, any allergies to medications.

Seizure diary:

Bringing your seizure diary is crucial. It provides valuable insights into your seizures, helping your doctor tailor the best treatment plan for you.

This list of items will help you make the most of your doctor’s visit. So, gather these essentials, and walk into your appointment feeling prepared and confident to advocate for your health.


Tiffany Kairos

I am a happily-ever-after wife, an epilepsy diagnosee, advocate for epilepsy awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

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