Friday, June 21, 2013

CDC and CDPHE Resources Help Doctors Talk to Their Patients About Quitting Smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Talk to your Doctor" national media campaign is hopefully driving smokers to health care providers across Colorado right now. Health care providers can make sure they are ready for having a crucial conversation with their patients about the health impacts of tobacco and how to quit by visiting the CDC Health Care Provider Resources page and downloading the tips, success stories, waiting room posters and videos there.

They can also listen to Dr. Daniel Kortsch, a physician at Denver Health who treats many income, sexual and ethnic minorities. In the video below, Dr. Kortsch talks with CDPHE about the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the critical conversations about tobacco use, and how he helps his patients who are ready to quit smoking. 

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