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Talking to Your Doctor About Psoriasis
by Michelle Badash, MS
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with psoriasis. 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 Psoriasis
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Psoriasis. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/psoriasis. Accessed December 22, 2017.
Psoriatic disease. National Psoriasis Foundation website. Available at:
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Accessed December 22, 2017.
Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated May 2014. Accessed December 22, 2017.
Last reviewed December 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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