According to the Association of Medical Colleges, there are over 135 specialties and subspecialties in the medical industry in America. The variety is wide, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and it’s also broad, as you can go from general surgery to orthopedic surgery of the spine.
It shouldn’t surprise you that there are different tests and procedures. Given all that, sometimes patients might forget that there isn’t a blanketed approach to prepare for a doctor’s appointment or diagnostic test.
For some of them, you are obligated to fast. For others, you have to skip a part of your routine to go to a regular checkup. If you don’t know for sure what you need to know before a doctor’s appointment and you hate when you’re caught unprepared, read this article: