Black Women: You Need A Doctor’s Visit

Your life matters. Nine ways to be your own health care advocate, take control of your life, and what you can do to find more Black doctors in your neighborhood.

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“I think the number one thing Black women and Black people should be paying attention to is our health.” — Bell Hook

Understand the Doctor’s Office:

9 Ways to Be An Advocate for Your Health Care:

1. Know Thyself:

What to do?

2. Selecting Your Doctor

What to do?

3. Office Location and Your appointment:

What to do?

4. The Doctor’s Background:

5. Your Interaction with Your Doctor:

I think the healthcare providers work as CIA agent to serve you better. Interesting, but that is how it works for most of them. If the pressure is too much, change the doctor.

What to do?

6. Doctor’s Office:

7. You and Your Black Doctor

Is this the first time you have seen or interacted with a Black doctor?

Study shows NBA Black players prefer not to play for a Black coach — our truth.

8. Office’s Reception:

9. What You Can Do to Find More Black Doctors:

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Shirley Chisholm reminded us, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”


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