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The Handoff: Your Roadmap to a New Doctor's Care

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Sooner or later, most patients run up against a diagnosis that sends them from their primary care doctor's care into the hands of a new physician. In medical circles, this transition is called the "handoff" — a casual name that conceals the complications and risks of this journey.

Your Doctor's Office, Demystified

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Long gone are the days when all nurses sported identical uniforms and only physicians wore white coats and scrubs. Today, when visiting your doctor's office, it can be difficult to know with whom you're speaking and what role they play in your health care.

Sick at Work

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Most people don’t have the luxury of letting work slip, even when serious illness strikes. What happens when you have a chronic condition or disability and the time off you need exceeds your number of sick days?