Talk to your doctor about your health goals. Ask questions to learn about your health and care plan. Talking to your care team can lead to better results.
Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips to help you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Stroke
About Your Risk
About Treatment Choices
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Talking to your doctor. National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/talking-your-doctor. Updated December 10, 2018. Accessed January 18, 2019.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html. Updated January 19, 2018. Accessed January 18, 2019.
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Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardRimas Lukas, MD Last Updated: 1/18/2019