Sarcoidosis Research

Preparing for your Sarcoidosis Doctor’s appointment
By Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sarcoidosis/basics/preparing-for-your-appointment/con-20022569

Because sarcoidosis normally involves the lungs, you may be referred to a lung specialist (pulmonologist) to manage your care.
What you can do

Here’s some information to help you get ready for your appointment and know what to expect from your doctor:

Write down your symptoms, including when they started and how they may have changed or worsened over time.
Take a list of all your medications, vitamins or supplements.
Write down your key medical information, including other diagnosed conditions.
Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

What is the most likely cause of my condition?
What kinds of tests do I need?
What treatments can help?

What to expect from your doctor

Be ready to answer questions your doctor may ask:

What types of symptoms are you experiencing? When did they start?
Have you ever been exposed to environmental toxins, perhaps in a manufacturing or farming job?
Do you know if anyone in your family has ever had sarcoidosis?
What types of medical conditions have you had in the past?
What types of medications or supplements do you take?