Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Middle Ear Infections
by Alayne Ronnenberg, ScD
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with ear infections. By talking openly and regularly with your healthcare provider, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your healthcare provider:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Ear Infections
About Your Risk of Developing Ear Infections
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
Last Updated: 9/17/2014
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