Talking to your dermatologist
Joe, Real TREMFYA® Patient

Being open and honest with your dermatologist about the impact your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis has on you can be tough. But remember, you and your doctor have the same goal: results you can see – so you can achieve clearer skin.

Let’s talk about talking to your dermatologist

The first question most doctors ask at your appointment is “How are you?” It’s important to have a response prepared, so you can start off with a clear focus. Having a response ready will increase your chances of achieving the goals of your visit. Be ready to share the following with your doctor as soon as you can during your visit:

  • Describe the change in your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Is it spreading? Is it getting worse?)
  • Emphasize the extent of coverage (Let the doctor know exactly where your plaque psoriasis is)
  • Discuss the impact your plaque psoriasis has had on you


Sometimes speaking up for yourself can be hard when you’re with your dermatologist. That’s why we want to help you have a bolder, clearer conversation with your doctor about your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis at your next appointment.


Here’s a customizable guide to help you. Choose the answers that best complete these sentences. We’ll use your responses to make personalized talking points for your next dermatologist appointment.

Choose as many that apply to fill in the blanks and then select the right arrow:

Of all the symptoms of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,
the of the plaques irritates me the most.

And I have completely new plaques on .

The plaques have over time.

But it’s the plaques on my that cause me the most discomfort.

In my day-to-day life, my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis symptoms
(itching, skin tightness, burning, stinging, and pain) make me feel .

Sometimes my plaques irritate me when I am .

I want to see if I can get some control of my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
I have a coming up, and would like clearer skin.

Previously, I’ve tried for treatment of my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

So I want to discuss my treatment goal(s) of with you.

Tell It Like It Is:
Your personalized conversation starter

Take this with you to your next appointment so you can have a more empowered and more productive discussion with your dermatologist about your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and how it’s affecting you. It all starts with a confident conversation.


Commit yourself to having a more productive conversation about your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis at your next doctor’s appointment.


FIND a dermatologist who cares
about me as a person

WRITE my concerns and use the Tell It
Like It Is tool before my next appointment

BRING a friend or family member to
my appointment if I want to

SHOW my dermatologist ALL my plaques

SPEAK UP about symptoms that are not improving

REMEMBER that wanting clearer skin
is not asking too much

TELL my dermatologist if my plaques are worsening

SHARE an upcoming event to create a sense of
urgency about my treatment plan

TALK about my experience with
my current treatment

BE OPEN to new treatment options and
will discuss them further with my doctor

ENSURE that I am an equal partner in the
decision-making process about my treatment

ASK for more time with my
dermatologist if I still have questions

STAY committed to my treatment by following the
dosing schedule provided by my doctor

Download a copy of your commitment to clearer skin



Download the TREMFYA® Fact Sheet and bring it (along with your Tell It Like It Is conversation guide) to your next dermatologist appointment.