Talking with Your Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

23. If I'm hospitalized, what questions should I ask the hospital staff?

If you have to go to the hospital, knowing the hospital routine can make your stay more comfortable. Find out how much choice you have about your daily routine and express any preferences you have about your schedule. Doctors generally visit patients during specific times each day.

Here are questions you may want to ask your nurses or other medical staff in the hospital.

In the hospital, your primary doctor and various medical specialists, as well as nurses and other health professionals, may examine you. Keep a pad and pen by your hospital bed to write down questions you want to ask them. For example: