Working with Doctors
Now that you are planning for transition, it is important to spend some time alone with your doctors and other health care providers. This means that you are going to have to practice giving the doctors the information they need about how you have been feeling, asking questions when you need more information, and talking about, and agreeing to follow, recommended treatments.
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Welcome to this section on health. Up to now your parents or other adults in your life have probably been asking and answering most of the questions during your doctor visits. They might be deciding what treatment they thought was best for you. Talk with them about your interest in practicing independence during medical visits. Let them know that you would like to be more involved in your medical appointments. Ask them for help if you need it. You might also ask them to help you practice what you might say and develop some questions to ask your doctors.
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