Understanding How To Talk To Your Doctor

Before you make treatment decisions or start your treatment, there is some information you should share with your doctor. There also are things you should know about your doctor, and about how to communicate effectively, how to ask the right questions, and how to work with your health care team to make sure you remember and understand what you discuss.

What should your doctor know about you?
Types of personal information that may be helpful to your doctor:
What doctors wish their patients knew
Doctors want to know your medical preferences. How can you help ensure that your preferences are honored?
How much teamwork do you want?

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