Twenty Questions to Ask Your Doctor 

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Twenty Questions to Ask Your Doctor

When we are sick, we trust our doctors to arrive at the correct diagnosis and to recommend an appropriate treatment. While doctors do have our best interests in mind, here are some questions we should ask our health care providers to stimulate their thinking and to help arrive at informed decisions about our own health. Asking questions is crucial when facing a serious illness, diagnosis, or treatment plan.

Regarding the Diagnosis

Regarding the Treatment

For a list of more questions you can ask at specific types of appointments and fillable forms you can bring with you to help guide your visit, here are some additional links:

First appointment

Appointment for a new problem

Follow-up appointment

Regular checkup for lifelong condition

Regular checkup for a child

Information about a medical test

Information about a surgical procedure

Information about a special treatment (such as radiation)

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