If you have a particularly sensitive question, it can sometimes be hard to bring it up, especially if you aren’t very familiar with the doctor you’re seeing. Try setting aside some time before your appointment to brainstorm any health issues you’ve noticed, and consider writing them down so that you don’t forget once the doctor is in the room. “What I have seen work really well is that patients will write down all their issues or symptoms that they are having and will give me the list or give the list to my medical assistant to give to me,” Dr. Amanda Khosravi, a Hoag Medical Group physician in Orange County, tells Elite Daily. “I will be the one to start the conversation and ask questions regarding the issues, which oftentimes makes it easier for the patient to open up and discuss their concerns.”