Take an active role in your care, talk openly with your doctor. The more your doctor knows the better healthcare will be. It will also help to make sure your health goals are met.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your doctor
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD Last Updated: 2/14/2020