Talking with your doctor about acromegaly
Understanding your condition and its treatment is important, and asking the right questions is integral to your care.
Below are some tips to help you talk with your doctor or other healthcare professional about acromegaly.
10 tips to help you talk to your doctor
Imagine this situation. You are hardly out of your doctor’s office and you remember a question that you wanted to ask. At home, you realize that you have only half understood something or need to have something explained further.
Do not be afraid to ask questions – no question is a silly one. Use the tips below to help get the most out of your visit to your doctor.
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