Recently, I got my annual physical and blood work done and after thinking about the past couple of years, I came up with a few potential helpful suggestions on making your yearly physical and blood work the most beneficial:
- Make sure you are specific and clear about what blood panels you want looked at. I’ve had some nurses forget which panels I want to be done or not pass on communication to other nurses. Also, if you have a specific cancer history in your family, you may want a specific panel done that is not normally done. Sometimes I need to repeat this every year for nurses to remember.