What to Say at Your Appointment: 7 Tips From Doctors
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How You Can Get Your Doctor to Listen to You

Patients who consider their doctors empathetic have more trust in their expertise and tend to stick to their recommendations, studies show. The more you like your doctor, the more willing you are to listen to what he or she has to say. But the conversation goes both ways, and it's just as important for your doctor to listen to you. If you feel like that isn't happening, you may want to find a new one. Even a good doctor may need a brush-up on communication from time to time, however. Here are seven tips doctors shared with us to help you have more effective conversations with your own physician.


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  1. Patient-Centered Care: What It Means And How To Get There. Health Affairs. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/01/24/patient-centered-care-what-it-means-and-how-to-get-there/
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