INDIANAPOLIS – Have you ever felt like you need a translator to understand what your doctor is telling you during a visit? Or do you sometimes draw a blank on which questions to ask?

October is Health Literacy Month, established in 1999 to raise awareness about the importance of making health-related information easy to access and understand.

Ellen Bloom with the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center tells us why it’s so important to take an active role in your healthcare and how you can make sure to get the most out of your doctor visit.