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Good communication is an important part of the healing process. When a doctor and patient work as a team, they are more likely to achieve better health outcomes. Use the links below to get tips for patients on talking with your doctor, tips for health care professionals on working with older patients, and other free tools for health care professionals.

Older man talking with his doctor

Talking with Your Doctor

Information for older adults and caregivers.

Doctor talking to an older man and his daughter

Talking with Your Older Patient

Information for doctors and other health care professionals.

Doctor with a patient

Tools for Health Care Professionals

Free clinical practice tools, training materials, and more resources.


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