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Why is good communication with your doctor important?

Good communication with your doctor is essential to good healthcare. Good communication between a patient and his or her doctor has been shown to promote compliance with treatments, improve effectiveness of interventions and speed recovery. You should feel comfortable sharing information with your doctor, and your doctor should in turn help you understand your medical conditions and share the medical decision-making process with you.

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