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Questions to ask my doctor – introduction

When you see a doctor or any other healthcare professional, it’s important that you’re fully involved in any decisions made about you or your health. To help you get the information you need, we have designed a series of questions to take along to your doctor’s appointment. They include questions about:

Top three questions

If you only have limited time with your doctor and aren’t able to go through a list of questions, you may find it useful to take along our top three questions.

Question mark symbol Can you explain what my condition is and how it may affect my life day-to-day?

Question mark symbol How accurate are the tests used to diagnose my condition? Are there any risks associated with these tests and how do they apply to me?

Question mark symbol What are my treatment options? Would you recommend a particular treatment and why?


Produced by Kerry McKeagney, Bupa Health Information Team, April 2012.

For links to further information, see Resources.

  • This information was published by Bupa's Health Information Team and is based on reputable sources of medical evidence. It has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. Photos are only for illustrative purposes and do not reflect every presentation of a condition. The content is intended only for general information and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional. For more details on how we produce our content and its sources, visit the about our health information page.

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