Wednesday, June 06, 2007

assert yourself for better care


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It is far too easy to find yourself tongue-tied or intimidated at a doctor's appointment. It is hard to feel at ease in that environment. And there is so much pressure to cram all of your questions into a short amount of time.

However, the following resources can help you learn how to assert yourself when speaking with your doctor and enable you to truly be a partner with your doctor in your care.

aAmerican Academy of Family Physicians: Tips for Talking to Your Doctor
aHarvard Medical School Family Health Guide: When You Visit Your Doctor
aMedline Plus: Talking with Your Doctor
aMedline Plus: Choosing a Doctor
aWork Closely With Your Doctor

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