Friday, 11 July 2014

"Healthy Women's" Tips for Talking to Your Doctor

Healthy Women is a non-for-profit organisation that aims to provide accurate health information for all women.

They recognise that sometimes it can be difficult to talk to your doctor about women's health issues, such as prolapse. To help you approach your doctor, and get the most from your consultation, they have created the following webpage: Tips for Talking to Your Healthcare Provider.

The tips are very practical, and include:
  • Specific questions to ask at each appointment
  • A few sentences you can use if you feel uncomfortable asking your doctor to clarify what they have said
  • Letting your doctor know if you have trouble reading, so they can give you information in another way
  • When to change doctors
The second page of the article discusses some ways in which you can use email to stay in touch with health care providers, and save you unnecessary appointments.
Speaking up, even when you are in an intimidating situation, is a great way to improve your level of medical care.

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