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Improving Doctor/Caregiver Relationships

By Ryan Mackey

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Tips for Caregivers from HealthCare Professionals

  • Be aware of a loved one’s medical condition prior to a doctor visit.

  • Be supportive of the doctor’s willingness to help, and saying “thank you” may mean a whole lot more than expected.

  • Be honest with concerns and questions, and understand that not every question has an easy response.

  • Know the intricacies at the doctor’s office and/or hospital in case of emergency.

  • Some doctors offer consultation appointments that allow a sit-down setting with the doctor to discuss all the issues and concerns.

  • Keep emotions in check and remember a doctor is there to help as best they can.

  • It is always good to write down any questions ahead of time

 

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