Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Get a printable version here to bring with you to your next appointment.

Recent studies have found that patients who went to their doctor appointments knowing what they want to ask were more satisfied with their care. Your list of questions might include the following:

  1. What are the treatment options for my type of psoriasis?
  2. What are the potential benefits and risks?
  3. What will the treatment cost?
  4. How quickly will I see results?
  5. How long is this treatment effective for most people?
  6. If I decide against this treatment, what are my other options?
  7. How frequently am I likely to have flare-ups? Can I do anything to make them less intense?
  8. What can I do beyond medical treatment to help keep my skin clear?

Download and fill out this worksheet to share your history of psoriasis with your dermatologist.

Published August 2011

Basics
Overview
Causes & Risk Factors
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Your Healthcare Team
Questions to Ask
    Your Doctor

Quiz: How Severe
    is Your Psoriasis?


Treatments
Never Tried a Biologic?
What Your Dermatologist
    Needs to Know

Topical Treatments
Phototherapy Treatments

Body-Wide Medications
When Your Treatment is Denied
    by Your Insurance Company


Features
Look Your Best With Psoriasis!
Feel Your Best With Psoriasis
Your Answer to Smoother, Clearer Skin—Found!
Take Charge of Your Psoriasis and Protect
    Your Whole Body!

Try These Simple Skin-Care Tips
Quiz: Test Your Psoriasis Smarts
Simple Ways to Better Your Life
Ask the Experts: Dating Tips and More
Let Summer Soothe Your Psoriasis
Lifestyle Adjustments to Help Ease Psoriasis

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