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Here are 11 common questions to ask your doctor or other health care provider:
Being able to talk with your doctor can help you stay healthy.Talking openly with your doctor helps with:
Get ready before you see your doctor.Do you speak the same language as your doctor? Doctor listings show what languages the doctor speaks in our online Provider Finder® tool.
Making lists and notes before your visit can help you remember everything you need to say. Some symptoms or questions may be hard to talk about or bring up. Write down some keywords you can use to get started. Notes can help you to make the best use of your time. Here is what visit notes should include:
You should also bring:
Ask questions and repeat the doctor’s answers. Your doctor will know you care about your health. Ask more questions if you need to during and after your appointment, even if it’s questioning something that doesn’t appear to be correct on your Explanation of Benefits.
Most recent update: 9/28/2017
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