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Sample Questions About Other Treatments


The following are sample questions you may want to ask about treatments other than medications, such as a diet, exercise program, or physical therapy.

  • Why should I do it? What will it do?
  • How should I do it?
  • How often shall I do it?
  • How long will I need to do it?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing it?
  • When will I see results?
  • How will I recognize negative reactions or effects?
  • Are there risks?
  • What will happen if I don't do it?
  • Are there other choices?

Be sure to write down any additional topics or questions you might want to discuss about possible treatments for your medical condition.

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Table of Contents

Presenting Detailed Information
Guidelines for Reporting New or Changed Symptoms
Tips About Medications
Medication Record Form
Stating What You Expect
Asking Questions
Sample Questions About Diagnosis and Prognosis
Sample Questions About Tests or Procedures
Sample Questions About Medications
Sample Questions About Other Treatments
A List of All Sample Questions
Checking Your Understanding of Information
Expressing Concerns
Summary
Tips About Making Appointments
Tips About Medical Records