Be the One Who Talks With Your Doctor

Message 2: Be The One Who Talks With Your Doctor


  • 12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids
  • Warn Me Label Card
    Self-stick label that fits on insurance and Rx cards without covering up important info and lists questions to ask doctors dentists, and pharmacists a medication being prescribed. Four labels per card are included to share with family and friends — FREE (National Safety Council).
  • Talking with Your Medical Provider
    One-page PDF on talking points with your medical provider when you are prescribed an opioid (National Safety Council).
  • Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain
    2-page PDF that explains the principles of chronic pain treatment, identifies nonopioid medications and their magnitude of benefit while risks – lists recommended treatments for chronic pain conditions: low back pain, migraine, neuropathic pain, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia (CDC).
  • Promoting Safer and More Effective Pain Management
    2-page PDF that explains what opioids are, opioids and chronic pain overview, and how to improve doctor and patient communication. Target audience is for primary care providers (CDC).
  • Rx Pain Medications: Know the Options — Get the Facts
    Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You? 2-page PDF looking at alternative ways to deal with pain, such as: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, meditation, and physical therapy (SAMHSA).
  • Rx Pain Medications: Know the Options — Get the Facts
    What to Do if Your Medication Isn’t Working. 1-page PDF offering guidance on when to talk with your health care provider if your medication isn’t managing your pain (SAMHSA).
  • What is Chronic Pain
    1-page PDF overviewing chronic pain, main causes, and how physical therapy can help (World Confederation for Physical Therapy).
  • Chronic Pain — The Myths
    1-page PDF reviewing common myths associated with chronic pain (World Confederation for Physical Therapy).
  • 5 Questions to Ask When Prescribed Opioids
    30-second video suggesting 5 questions you should ask your physician if prescribed opioids (American Society of Anesthesiologists).
  • Taking Opioids for Pain? Some Hard Questions You Should Ask
    1-page PDF overviewing questions a patient should ask if prescribed an opioid (American Society of Anesthesiologists).
  • Using Opioids Safely After Surgery
    2-page PDF outlining safety steps if a doctor prescribes opioids following surgery (American Urological Association and ABIM Foundation).

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