When you are preparing to get a medical exam of any type, you should treat it like something that requires preparation. After all, this is your opportunity to talk with your doctor about potential health issues, ask questions about things that might seem “off” to you and get a general idea of your picture of health and how to improve on it.
To prepare, start by notating any symptoms you might be having on a regular basis. Write down everything from an inability to sleep well at night to any feelings of tiredness during the day to nutritional and exercise habits. The more information you can provide during Medicare wellness exams, the more thorough your doctor can be in testing you for any potential health conditions and assessing your general state of health. Even the smallest and seemingly insignificant symptoms can be indicators of underlying conditions, so write those down as well.