Guidelines For Visiting With Physicians
The following guidelines are
designed to help you more thoroughly understand the
information and instructions given to you by your
- Before the visit, prepare a
written list of the questions to ask your doctor.
Take the list with you to the visit, in order to
ensure that all your questions are answered.
- Before the visit, also
prepare a written list of the information you want
the doctor to know about you.
- If you don't understand
something your doctor says, say so. If you don't
speak up, you may follow the wrong advice or take an
improper amount of medication.
- Take someone with you when
you visit your doctor. Your support person may be
able to listen to and understand the doctor with
- Get a second opinion when a
major course of action is contemplated.
Along with your physician, decide
who will make the final decision about your treatment.
You should do everything in your power to ensure that
your relationship with your physician is as trouble-free
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FPCN's information should not
take the place of the advice
from your doctor."
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