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How to Communicate With Your Provider

When selecting a dermatologist, it is important to find one with whom you can communicate openly and comfortably. This includes asking them about their experience, training, and credentials.

Here are some examples of questions to ask:

  • What experience have you had with this type of skin problem?
  • How many patients have you treated for this?
  • How urgent is it that I am treated now?
  • How long does the treatment last?
  • What are the results?
  • What are the side effects?
  • Are the results lasting, or is there a chance of recurrence?
  • What does the treatment cost?
  • Will my insurance cover the treatment, lab work, and other expenses?
  • What happens if the treatment fails?
  • What happens if I don’t get treated?
  • Are there any alternative treatments I can consider?

If you are unsure of the response or simply need confirmation that a recommended treatment is the best course of action, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. It is not only your right to do so but ensures that you have all the information needed to make an informed choice.

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