Youre Invited! We hope you‘ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we focus on What to Do When No One Will Listen. It can be incredibly frustrating when you feel that no one is listening to your opinion, and that can be especially true when that someone is your doctor. Without good communication, a doctor may give you the wrong diagnosis or order tests you don’t need. It’s crucial your doctor understands your goals and respects your values. But what happens when you find that your health care provider doesn’t listen to you? What can or should you do? We will be exploring the answers to those questions and more Friday, February 9th on Twitter, join us!

Guiding our discussion will be the following topic questions…

T1: Why do you think it is that patients sometimes feel that they’re not being heard by doctors or other health care providers?

T2: Have you ever had to advocate for yourself when felt you weren’t being heard or something didn’t feel right?

T3: What are your tips on how to talk to your health care provider to ensure you are being heard?

T4: If you feel like your health care provider isn’t listening to you, what can you do?

T5: When is it time to walk away and find a new health care provider? Have you ever had to do this?

We hope to see you Friday, February 9th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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