Talking to Your Doctor
It is very important for your health that you know how to talk with your doctor and other health care people.
Here are some tips and tools:
This is a document you can download and print to take to the doctor's office with you.
Print this short booklet to use to get ready for office visits and to use during the visit. Visit the source of this book by clicking here.
This is a 4-page document you can fill out and use so that new doctors know more about you.
Listen to self-advocates with I/DD share what is important to them when working with a health care provider.
This doctor is leading the charge in encouraging better communication between patients
Available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/videos/clinician02/index.html
This is a 2-sided page with pictures to help communicate with health care providers.