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Paramedical Exams: What to expect and how to prepare

Lauren Fink
Case Manager

A personal history interview may be required and may be completed over the phone or at the time of the exam appointment.

They should have the following information available: 

  • Names and dosages of current medications
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of any doctors or clinics visited in the last five years
  • List of medical conditions or diagnoses including the date diagnosed, treatment, result of treatment, and treating physician information

Next, in order to achieve optimal results make sure your client does the following prior to his or her exam appointment:

  • Be prepared with a picture ID at the time of the examination
  • Limit salt and high-cholesterol foods 24 hours prior to the examination
  • Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 12 hours prior to your appointment
  • Avoid tobacco of all forms and caffeinated beverages at least one hour before your exam
  • Avoid strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the examination
  • Follow any fasting requirements closely
  • Be well-hydrated and drink a large glass of water one hour before your exam so you can easily obtain a urine specimen
  • Provide any history of problems associated with providing a blood sample
  • Get a good night of sleep prior to the examination
  • Have any application paperwork that was sent to you available and ready for the examiner unless otherwise instructed by your agent
LAuren Fink  |  Case Manager    636.695.2832    lfink@FIRSTHEARTLAND.COM


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