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Who is my Father’s Doctor? How Can I Get Information about his Condition?

An emergency room visit led to hospitalization for my father. It took me several days to determine who my father’s doctor was. I had a hard time tracking him down. His attending physician seemed to be around only in the very early morning or late evening hours. I needed to talk to his physician in order to obtain any information including the diagnosis, prognosis, planned tests or procedures and what would be the circumstances of his discharge. Continue reading

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