A Chestnut Hill Local writer gets his sleep study results and prepares questions for his doctor.

Unfortunately, my consultation was set for Jan. 6 of the new year. I’d have to wait almost two weeks. In the meantime, as I try to do with all medical tests performed on me, I went to the hospital’s “Release of Information” office and sought a printout of the test results. Many doctors don’t want patients to see these before they do, and they often try to impede such discovery. In the office, I’m often too shocked and awed when the doctor verbally glosses the test’s results. I want time to research the facts and think about them. That way I can prepare my office visit questions in advance.