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Questions For Your Doctor

There’s no better place than your doctor’s office to take control of your health. You already took time out of your day to go to your doctor’s appointment, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and get the information you need before you leave.

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In This Article:

  • Whenever you go to the doctor, get the most out of your appointment by asking questions. Don’t be afraid to speak up and get all the information you need before you leave.
  • Common topics you may want to ask about include information about your medical tests, diagnoses, medications and your next appointment.
  • Gather brochures, audio recordings and notes and talk to other members of your care team, if needed. If you come up with more questions after the fact, don’t hesitate to call.

Doctors may have a lot of information to share in a short amount of time, so I always encourage patients to take notes and ask me to clarify any terms or instructions they may not understand right away. True health and wellness happens in the day-to-day outside the doctor’s office, so it’s important the patient understands their diagnosis and how to manage it.

—Dr. Christina Smarik Snyder

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