Psoriasis is a chronic condition, so getting the right treatment is crucial to symptom management. Though an estimated 3 percent of U.S. adults have psoriasis, there’s still a lot of mystery behind the flare-ups that are central to this condition. While psoriasis may be difficult to treat, there are still some standard best practices to be aware of.

A good psoriasis doctor will regard psoriasis as the autoimmune condition that it is. They’ll also understand that finding the right treatments can take a little bit of trial and error until you find what works best for you.

The following self-assessment can help you determine whether you’re getting the care that you need from your current psoriasis provider.