Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Legionnaires’ Disease

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through an appointment with your doctor.

  • What makes you sure of my Pontiac fever or Legionnaires’ disease diagnosis? Could it be a different type of pneumonia?
  • How serious is my diagnosis?
  • How can we figure out what caused my infection?
  • What is the best form of treatment for me? Are there any side effects?
  • Will I need a hospital stay? For how long?
  • How can I protect myself from contracting Legionnaires’ disease again?

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: January 25, 2021

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