It's consultation time. The surgeon's attention is all yours, so make the most of it by asking the right questions. Rather than wasting precious time taking notes, you can ask more questions if you use your phone's voice memo to record the answers. Be courteous and if recording without previous consent isn't required in your state, please let the doc know you're doing this. NOTE: You don't need permission to record in many states. The exceptions to this are CA, DE, FL, IL, MD, MA, MT, NV, NH, PA, and WA. You could print this blog and give a copy to the doctor to read the questions himself/herself.
**Do a few test runs at home to make sure you know how to turn your phone's voice recorder on and off without deleting the entire conversation. To be safe, if someone is with you during the consult, both of you can record the conversation.
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