Here are questions you may want to ask your doctor and other healthcare professionals during your appointment:

  • What are my treatment options and why are you recommending this one? If it’s a medication, what are the side effects?
  • If this medication doesn’t work, do I have other options?
  • Is this a generic drug or the least expensive treatment? If not, why are you prescribing it over a generic or less expensive medicine?
  • Are there assistance programs available if I have trouble paying for my prescription? Where can I find more information?
  • Will my health plan need to approve this prescription before I can get it?
  • Will you be notified if the pharmacy is giving me a different medication than the one you prescribed?
  • Will someone from your office notify me if I’m not getting the medication you prescribed?


Download this list to bring to your healthcare provider.

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