August is national Talk To Your Doctor month. Do you know how to talk to your doctor? While it might seem like an easy thing for some of us, others may find it harder. What kinds of questions can you ask your doctor? How much sharing is too much sharing? (Answer - you can't share too much with your doctor!) The Library for Health Information (LHI) can help you find trustworthy and reliable resources if you have questions about how to talk to your doctor, either for yourself or for a family member or friend.
Earlier this month, Missy Creed, LHI librarian, spoke to an Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician, Dr. Selim Sheikh, DO, MBA, to find out what doctor's visit tips a doctor would recommend to patients. Dr. Sheikh also talked about how you can find a doctor if you don't already have one that you regularly visit. You can watch the interview below or on Facebook.
Talk to Your Doctor Resources at a Glance
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a great booklet called "How to Talk to your Doctor: A Guide for Older People." Even though the booklet may have been written with older people in mind, it really contains helpful doctor's visit tips for people of any age.
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