Working with Doctors & Hospitals

One-on-one communication with doctors can be difficult enough; caregivers often face the additional challenges of three-way conversations and serving as proxy for their loved ones.  When you can't participate in a conversation, helping your loved one prepare a list of questions can help you keep track of problems and progress.

Every medical professional's time is valuable, but so is your peace of mind. Establishing an attitude somewhere between polite and pushy is one of the best ways to make sure your concerns -- and your loved one's -- are addressed.


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