Too often, patients find themselves leaving their doctor’s office with more questions than answers. When visiting the doctor, it can be hard to know what to ask, or how to start a conversation about your health.
Although health problems, medical terms, and procedures can be complicated, or difficult to understand, there are ways to communicate with your doctors so that you get the most out of your visits. These tips may help you get a clearer picture of your or your loved one’s health.
Our speaker, Dr. Sagar Nigwekar is a co-author of the book “Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor” and has a special interest in improving communication between patients and their health care providers. Dr. Nigwekar will discuss:
- Tips for talking with your doctor
- Questions you should ask at every visit
- Ways to talk with your doctor about your medicines, procedures, and surgery
Sagar Nigwekar, MD
Sagar Nigwekar, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nigwekar received his medical degree from the University of Mumbai in India and Masters in Medical Sciences degree from the Harvard Medical School. He trained in nephrology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital’s Joint Nephrology Fellowship program.
Dr. Nigwekar is a co-author of the book “Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor” and has special interest in improving communication between patients and their healthcare providers. His research interests include kidney disease related cardiovascular complications and kidney stones. Dr. Nigwekar has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles in high-impact journals and has been a prior recipient of Young Investigator Award from the National Kidney Foundation and Clinical Scientist in Nephrology award from the American Kidney Fund.
Dr. Nigwekar enjoys travelling, skiing, and kayaking. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and a 7-year old daughter.