Questions to Ask Your Doctor

The following questions provide you with a guide in your consultation with your doctor. Take them with you to your doctor, and be sure to ask any additional questions that you may think are necessary in your care:

  • What is the cause of this problem?
  • What treatment options are available?
  • Are there any side effects of the drugs that are being prescribed to me?
  • What is physiotherapy? How does it work?
  • Are there any pain relief options for me that could work as well as surgery?
  • If I have the surgery, how much will it relieve my pain?
  • How is the procedure done?
  • What are the risks or complications of the surgery?
  • How long will I be in the hospital, and how soon after having the procedure can I get back to normal daily activities?
  • Is my procedure covered by my insurance?
  • What is the co-pay?
  • After discharge when do I come for follow-up care?
  • Are there any implants which shall be used and which type are they?