Going to the doctor can be stressful, especially if you are sick or worried. You may think that being a "good" patient means doing what your doctor tells you.

But the truth is, staying quiet is not a good idea. By asking questions and understanding your treatment options, you can share in making decisions with your doctor and receive the best possible care. In this section, we offer tips and information to help you better manage your own healthcare and be an active member of your healthcare team.

We also offer information on ways to Take Part in Studies.

You can find more information on each of these topics related to specific functional GI and motility disorders, on these IFFGD websites:


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