Personal Health History
vaccinations you have received and the dates when you last had them. Include information about sexually transmitted diseases such as genital warts.
Include information about your family health history to see if you may have inherited a predisposition to a certain disorder such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. Write down the name and the phone number of your health insurance company or health maintenance organization. Finally, list the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all of the doctors you now see.
Take your written personal health history with you each time you have an appointment with a new doctor or other healthcare professional. The infor- mation will help them more easily become familiar with you and your health problems.