- Question from Maybe: Are there specific things I should be asking so that my doctor and I can develop an open understanding?
- Answers - Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H. The most important thing is to let your doctor know that your questions are coming out of a desire to develop an open understanding. As we said earlier, your doctor wants to feel trusted and respected, so prefacing your questions with comments indicating that you have those feelings would be a good place to start. As you and your doctor get to know each other better, you will get a sense of what s/he means by a particular phrase or expression. This can take a while, just as it takes a while for your doctor to figure out what makes you tick.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called The Doctor-Patient Relationship featured Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how to find the right doctor for you, and how to create and maintain a good, open relationship with your doctor so you can be sure to get all the care and information you need.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2003.
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