Talking to Your Doctor About Chlamydia
by Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with chlamydia. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
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 Your Risk of Developing Chlamydia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Treatment Goals
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
Last Updated: 09/30/2012