Doctor-Patient Communication Quiz

Doctor-Patient Communication Quiz

You and your doctor are partners, working together for your optimal health. That’s
why it’s important to find a doctor you feel comfortable with, someone who listens
to your questions, and takes the time to ask his or her own. Find out more about doctor-patient
relations by taking this quiz.

1. Your doctor knows which medicines you’re taking, so you don’t need to bother reminding
him or her.

2. If you wear glasses or hearing aids, don’t forget to bring them with you to the
doctor’s office.

3. A friend or relative who comes with you to the office must stay in the waiting
room during your exam.

4. It’s not the doctor’s business to know about your personal life, so he or she shouldn’t
ask you about anything other than health matters.

5. It’s OK to fudge the truth about your smoking or dieting when talking with your
doctor.

6. Your doctor has only a limited time for you, so limit your questions.

7. You can find out more about your particular health condition by reading brochures
your doctor has.

8. Problems with depression or memory are a normal part of aging and don’t merit concern
by your doctor.

9. The best time to talk to your doctor about serious illness is when you’re healthy.