Do you get headaches?
Denies current headache
Pro Tip: Assessing how a patient feels in the current moment can allow you to juxtapose their chief
complaint alongside symptoms they experience. Asking Tina if she currently has a headache solicits
information about how she is feeling now.
Do you currently have a headache?
Denies head problems other than headaches
Pro Tip: Broad, open questions will allow Tina to describe, in her own words, any specific head conditions
and symptoms that she is experiencing.
Other than headaches, are you experiencing head problems?
Asked about frequency of headaches
Reports headaches occur once a week
Pro Tip: Establishing a timeline for how often Tina gets headaches will illustrate how long she has been
suffering these particular symptoms and might indicate possible triggers.