Great Questions to Ask Doctors

Family Health, Healthy Living
on November 17, 2011

As an advocate, you can never ask a doctor too many questions on behalf of your loved on. Potential — and completely appropriate — questions to ask the doctor may include:

  • Have you done this procedure before?
  • How many times? 
  • What are the pluses and minuses involved? 
  • What are the side effects? 
  • Who do you recommend we should see to get a second opinion? 

And when the physician speaks to you in “doctor talk” and you really don’t understand what’s being said, try this technique: “Doctor, can I repeat back to you my understanding of what you just said?”