When a doctor leaves a practice, who tells the patients?
“I am ashamed of the callous, avoidant goodbyes that have been made in my name, and I regret the distress caused by this widely accepted standard. The determined patients will figure it out anyway, and the less-resourceful ones are left confused, hurt, and more likely to avoid important medical care.”
Karen Dong is a family physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The missing doctors’ goodbyes.”
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