||Podcast: Explore Your Treatment Options
Rand: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Rand
Gardner with Healthcare 411: Information for better health.
When you have a serious condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, finding
the best treatment option for you can make a major difference in your health and
well-being. AHRQ has developed tips, consumer guides and other resources to
better help you understand your options.
AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy explains:
Dr. Clancy: Our resources include patient stories from people who have
experienced the life-changing moment of being told they have a serious
condition. For instance, there’s Annie Randolph, whose blood pressure was so
dangerously high when she went to the doctor that she was sent straight to the
hospital. These stories, along with the tips and other resources we have, will
help you manage your condition, and find ways to live better and feel better.
Rand: For more information and to learn how other patients are managing
their conditions, visit the Explore Your Treatment Options section at
ahrq.gov. Healthcare 411 is a
production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.