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Talking to Your Doctor

Today, patients take an active role in their health care. You and your doctor will work in partnership to achieve your best possible level of health. An important part of this relationship is good communication. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor to get your discussion started:

About My Disease or Disorder...

About My Treatment...

About My Tests...

Understanding your doctor's responses is essential to good communication.

Here are a few more tips:

Last Reviewed March 2009

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health