Did You Know :
If a patient has had an acute exacerbation of an illness, Medicare will cover chronic disease management eduction.
Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about maximizing your time with the doctor.
Elderly Patient Communication
Q&A column courtesy of QualityHealth.com provides useful advice for helping seniors communicate effectively with their doctors.
Ask the Tough Questions
This AARP article offers information to ask the right questions so you can leave the doctor’s office with the information you need.
Talking With Your Doctor
The National Institute on Aging offers this downloadable guide for those with time to read a 48 page document. It is full of tips and advice from talking to doctors about health issues to advance directives.
eMedicineHealth provides a detailed overview of prescription medicine and related issues, including what to do during the visit to the doctor and pharmacy, common prescription abbreviations, synonyms and keywords, generic medications, and more.
Let’s Talk Pain Coalition
This interactive Web site provides visitors with comprehensive information and tools to help enhance the dialogue between those affected by pain and healthcare professionals.
If a hospital visit is planned, get some sound advice about preparing from AGIS.com.