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"As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private.”
**Communication is a bi-directional event. If you feel your complaints are not taken seriously, or your dignity is threatened, find a new doctor. When your care provider becomes part of the problem instead of the solution, it’s time to move on. Don’t put yourself through any unnecessary anguish.
It’s important to find the right people for your healthcare team. They should be someone you respect and someone who respects you. There should be mutual appreciation for the role we play as active partners in our care.
Effective communication is an acquired skill. Some of us are better at it than others are, but there is always room for improvement when it comes to talking about our healthcare needs. Following are some tips on how to make the most of your healthcare visit and give a little...
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