When: next Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Where: Sunrise at Fair Oaks,
3rd floor, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax.
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Speakers: Ruth Ann and Sonia
Topic: Talking to Your Doctor – Questions you should ask
At previous meetings we’ve discussed the importance of being our own advocates when working with doctors and while in the hospital, and taking as much information as we can with us (for example, listing our medications, questions we want to ask). At this meeting we want to share some ideas with you on how to talk to your doctor so that he/she is really listening and has the information needed to help you make informed decisions about your care. We’ll share what we learned from a presentation we attended by Dr. Leana Wen, author of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, and then we’ll have an informal discussion with the group to explore how we can put some of these ideas into practice.
Hope to see you there! As always, if you’d like to bring refreshments for when we take a break to stretch our legs, they’ll be welcome!!