Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

As you prepare for your appointment, it's a good idea to write down any questions you have. Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions as well. Being ready to answer them may reserve time to go over any points you want to spend more time on. Your doctor may ask:

  • Have you been vaccinated for rubella?
  • How long have you had symptoms, such as a rash or aching joints?
  • Have you been exposed to anyone with rubella?
  • Have you traveled to other countries in recent weeks? Which countries?
  • Does anything seem to improve your symptoms?
  • Does anything seem to worsen your symptoms?

When you check in for the appointment, be sure to tell the check-in desk that you suspect an infectious disease. They may choose to give you a face mask or show you to your room immediately.

Jul. 09, 2011