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Christina Cyphers

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By asking questions about her medicines, this young woman got the correct diagnosis and feels better than ever.
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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.
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Carolyn ClancyCarolyn Clancy, M.D.
This doctor is leading the charge in encouraging better communication between patients and clinicians.
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Laurri DienerLaurri Diener
Asking questions and having a doctor who listens helped this mom find—and treat—what was ailing her.
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Molly GlassmanMolly Glassman
This caregiver learned that by asking questions she could keep her aging mother safe in the health care system.
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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.
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Bill LeeBill Lee
After 10 heart attacks, this man got more involved in his care. Now his heart disease and diabetes are under control.
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Alastair McGregorAlastair McGregor
A close call with blood pressure medicine led this patient to always ask questions and talk with his doctor.
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Ashesh PatelAshesh Patel, M.D.
This internist says giving information about your health to doctors helps you get better care.
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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.
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Douglas SmithDouglas Smith
Asking questions has served this retired engineer well—from his career to his health.
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Rachelle TomanRachelle Toman, M.D., Ph.D.
If you ask your hairstylist a question, notes this physician, why not ask your doctor a question?
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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.
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"I gained so much knowledge by asking those questions. I think a successful patient / doctor relationship is being able to ask one another questions."

Christina Cyphers

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