60-Minute Check-Up: Making the Most of Doctor Appointments
If you've ever left a doctor's visit and remembered that one important question you forgot to ask, the upcoming 60-Minute Check-Up, sponsored by SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis County Library, is for you. Thomas Olsen, M.D., a SLUCare internist and director of the division of general internal medicine at SLU, will present "How to Get the Most Out of a Visit with Your Doctor."
|Thomas Olsen, M.D.|
The 60-Minute Check-Up will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
At the event, Olsen will talk about steps patients can take before and during doctor visits to improve their healh. These tips include preparing a list of questions for the doctor; bringing a detailed family and medical, including current medications; taking notes during the appointment and bringing a family member or friend for support.
Also at the 60-Minute Check-Up, St. Louis County Library reference librarian Christina Pryor will talk about library resources available to help people improve their health, and SLUCare will provide free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) screenings.
The free event is the first in the Community Health Literacy Series, which is part of the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration. The events are designed to provide information to keep you healthy as well as resources to help you learn more about health-related issues.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300.
Upcoming series events including "A Good Cardiologist Is" on Monday, Feb. 28 and "Kidney Disease and Hypertension: Facts and Fantasies" on Monday, March 28.
Read more about the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration.
Learn about SLUCare's new "Who Are We?" campaign designed to reintroduce the practice to the region.
SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.