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Here are 10 questions you should ask your doctor at every appointment.

Remember your health is extremely important to you and your loved ones.

Never feel embarrassed to ask for the health care you deserve.

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QUESTION 1:

What do you think is causing my problem?

 


 

QUESTION 2:

Is there more than one condition that could be causing my problem?

 


 

QUESTION 3:

What tests will you do to diagnose the problem, and which of the conditions is present?

 


 

QUESTION 4:

How good are the tests for diagnosing the problem and the conditions?

 


 

QUESTION 5:

How safe are the tests?

 


 

QUESTION 6:

Which is the likely course of this condition?

FOLLOW UP: What is the long-term outlook with and without treatment?

 


 

QUESTION 7:

What are my treatment options?

FOLLOW UPS: How effective is each treatment option? What are the benefits versus risks of each treatment option? Has this medicine been studied with Black patients?

 


 

QUESTION 8:

If my symptoms worsen, what should I do on my own?

FOLLOW UP: When should I contact you?

 


 

QUESTION 9:

Are you aware of each of the medications that I am taking?

FOLLOW UP: Can they adversely interact with the medications you are prescribing for me?

 


 

QUESTION 10:

Should we monitor for side effects of the medications that you are prescribing or for their interactions with other medications I am taking?

 


 

SOURCE: MedicineNet.com
Accessed 2/2/2020