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How to Talk to Your Doctor | Christie VanHorne

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How to Talk to Your Doctor | Christie VanHorne

March 29, 2021

How to Talk to Your Doctor | Christie VanHorne

Patients and doctors must collaborate for a successful office visit and ongoing relationship.  Public health expert, Christie VanHorne, shares important tips for both patients and doctors on how to successfully navigate the conversation that neither were trained on how to do.

In this episode, Christie covers:

  • The history behind why women tend to be dismissed
  • How to find a doctor to meet your needs
  • How to prepare for and optimize your doctor appointments
  • Lessons for both patients and doctors
  • What you can do if you have a bad appointment

NOTE:  I made a reference to 2 types of HPV.  To clarify, there are multiple HPV types but 2 that indicate a high risk of cervical cancer.

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More About Christie VanHorne
Christie is the President of CVH Consulting and founder of How to Talk to Your Doctor, a project that aims to address health literacy with patients and health professionals. As a consultant, Christie develops health curriculum, leads train-the-trainers for nonprofit and healthcare professionals, and facilitates community coalitions and working groups to improve health outcomes. 

With 20 years of experience in the health sector, two masters (Education / Public Health), service in the Peace Corps, and appearances on numerous health-focused podcasts, Christie is passionate about bringing her expertise where it is most needed. Christie has consulted for organizations such as the Hemophilia Federation of America, Temple University, National Environmental Health Association, Malcolm X College, Multiple Sclerosis Association, United Way, and Planned Parenthood. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley, NY with her husband and two dogs. 

**The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for information purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor.  Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions. 

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