When you first visit your doctor, he or she will ask you if you have an Advance Directive. If you do, give a copy to your doctor so it can be placed with your medical records. This is a good time to talk about your Advance Directive with your doctor and to ask questions. Also, give a copy to your patient advocate and alternate advocate. You should also give a copy to family members and anyone else who should know about your decision to have a patient advocate.