13 questions physicians want patients to ask

U.S. News & World Report interviewed seven physicians about how patients can be more proactive about their own care.

Here are 13 questions physicians said they'd want patients to ask them, as listed by U.S. News:

  1. What preventive care services are right for me?

  2. Which internet resources can I trust for medical information?

  3. How does my family history affect my risk for certain conditions?

  4. Why are you prescribing this medication?

  5. Will flying post-surgery affect my recovery?

  6. How could high blood pressure affect my health down the road?

  7. How does sleep affect my health?

  8. What do you do for your personal wellness?

  9. How many patients with my condition have you treated?

  10. Does my child really need an antibiotic for this?

  11. My real fear is X — how concerned should I be?

  12. Can we talk about end-of-life care?

  13. When should I come see you again?

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