The Importance of Your Medical History

An annual well-woman exam will be inclusive of a conversation with your physician about your case history. You’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire with information about your personal and case history. You may even be asked about your drug prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Having a record for your medical history is critical to the accuracy and effectiveness of your healthcare. There are some diseases, like cardiopathy and diabetes that are genetic. But, both can be treated, more so if detected early. Being aware that either of those diseases is in your family makes sure that your physician can facilitate your discussion of treatment methods, and more.