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Talking to Your Doctor

Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about ways to prevent weak bones.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIHSeniorHealth Videos: Talking to Your Doctor

Medical appointments are getting shorter and shorter these days. To help you make the most of the time you spend with your doctor, these short videos emphasize the importance of bringing a list of questions and concerns to discuss during your medical visits.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

This booklet contains many ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from family and friends.

Review Date: January 05, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working With Your Doctor

Tips on how to improve communication at the doctor's office if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

During Your Appointment: Communicating with Your Doctor

During your appointment, make sure to ask the questions you prepared before your appointment. Start by asking the ones that are most important to you. Find more helpful tips here on how to make the most of your medical visits.

Review Date: February 07, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality