The practice of medicine is constantly changing, and the cornerstone of good medical care is mutual understanding, respect and trust between physician, patient and parent. Our goal is to offer your child the highest standard of pediatric care.
We’re committed to your child’s health and helping your child stay that way, but you’re a key player in making that happen. Here are suggestions from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that all patients should follow:
- Speak up if you have questions or concerns. You have a right to question anyone who is involved with your child’s care.
- Make sure that someone such as your primary care doctor is in charge of your child’s care. This is especially important if your child has many health problems or is in the hospital.
- Make sure that all health professionals involved in your child’s care have important health information about him/her. Do not assume that everyone knows everything they need to.
- If you child has a test, don’t assume that no news is good news. Ask about the results.
- Learn about your child’s condition and treatments by asking your doctor.
The physician-parent-patient relationships are unique, confidential and sacred, and we strive to uphold this commitment.