A Doctor’s Departure Reminds Me of the Importance of Self-advocacy

A Doctor’s Departure Reminds Me of the Importance of Self-advocacy

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A Doctor’s Departure Reminds Me of the Importance of Self-advocacy

Something unexpected happened while scheduling my next quarterly checkup: I was told my lung specialist is leaving and will no longer be part of my care team for pulmonary hypertension (PH). This caught me a bit off guard. I had gotten to know this particular doctor over the last 20 months or so, and felt like we had developed a good rapport. I felt comfortable asking questions, even if they seemed out of left field.…

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