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Patient and Clinician Videos

In these short videos, patients talk about how simple questions can help you take better care of yourself, feel better, and get the right care at the right time. Doctors and nurses talk about how your questions help them take better care of you and give advice on how you can be an active member of your health care team and get your questions answered.

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Christina CyphersChristina Cyphers
By asking questions about her medicines, this young woman got the correct diagnosis and feels better than ever.
Watch her video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Laurri DienerLaurri Diener
Asking questions and having a doctor who listens helped this mom find—and treat—what was ailing her.
Watch her video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Molly GlassmanMolly Glassman
This caregiver learned that by asking questions she could keep her aging mother safe in the health care system.
Watch her video. (Flash, 3 min.)

Bill LeeBill Lee
After 10 heart attacks, this man got more involved in his care. Now his heart disease and diabetes are under control.
Watch his video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Alastair McGregorAlastair McGregor
A close call with blood pressure medicine led this patient to always ask questions and talk with his doctor.
Watch his video. (Flash, 3 min.)

Douglas SmithDouglas Smith
Asking questions has served this retired engineer well—from his career to his health.
Watch his video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Linda Bradley-TiernanLinda Bradley-Tiernan, M.D.
This heart doctor brings her list of questions when she visits her doctor and says you should, too.
Watch her video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Carolyn Clancy Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
This doctor is leading the charge in encouraging better communication between patients and clinicians.
Watch her video (Flash, 2 min.)

Jane KapustinJane Kapustin, Ph.D.
This nurse practitioner urges her patients to pay attention to their health and bring a list of their questions to each visit.
Watch her video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Ashesh PatelAshesh Patel, M.D.
This internist says giving information about your health to doctors helps you get better care.
Watch his video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Ramona SeidelRamona Seidel, M.D.
A simple question, such as "Is it okay to take this over-the-counter medicine?" can save your life, says this doctor.
Watch her video. (Flash, 3 min.)

Rachelle TomanRachelle Toman, M.D., Ph.D.
If you ask your hairstylist a question, notes this physician, why not ask your doctor a question?
Watch her video. (Flash, 2 min.)

Patients in doctor's waiting room Waiting Room Video
This 7-minute video features patients and clinicians discussing the importance of asking questions and sharing information. To order a free copy of this video on DVD, call 1-800-358-9295 or Email AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Watch this video. (Flash, 7 min.)

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Many thanks to the following for their generous assistance during the filming of these videos: Bay Crossing Family Medicine; Children's National Medical Center; Community of Hope Health Services; Erickson Living-Oak Crest; and University of Maryland Medical Center, Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology.


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