Preparing for the Medical Consultation

  • Thalia Valeta


The medical consultation is the main opportunity for the doctor to explore the patient’s problems, make the correct diagnosis and provide the appropriate management. This chapter details recommendations to patients of how to prepare for the medical consultation and take the maximal benefit from it. Prepare well in advance, complete the provided questionnaire and be aware of time limitations.


Medical consultation Epilepsy History Questionnaire Recommendations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thalia Valeta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.First Neurology and Psychiatry ClinicUniversity of Athens, Aeginition HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and EpilepsiesSt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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