Questions to ask your doctor about patient-centered care

Source: Planetree.org

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)

Questions to ask your doctor about patient-centered care

Sample questions:

  1. What type of information will you provide to me about my condition and treatment options?
  2. Will you provide me with decision aids that will help me to make the best individualized care decisions?
  3. Am I able to access a patient portal to help me manage my personal health information?
  4. Am I able to update and contribute to the information in the patient portal or just review it?
  5. Am I able to review the doctor’s notes in my record? Do I have the option of adding my own information and perspectives into my record for the doctor to read and review?
  6. When my care team meets to discuss my plan of care, will I be invited to participate in those discussions?
  7. Is there a way for me to securely send questions/messages to my doctor in advance of (or outside of) a scheduled appointment?

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