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Physicians Have a Natural Role as Advocates

This is an article I wrote that was published on Kevin Pho's blog:

As physicians, we are often called upon to be advocates for our patients. Sometimes they have no other person to turn to. At those times, in particular, we evaluate their health in the context of relationship, family, and workplace. Having practiced family medicine for so many years, and now in counseling medicine, I have had the responsibility of advocating for my patients with their health insurance companies, within their families, and with their employers. I take this responsibility very seriously. more

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