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Can I expect my specialist doctor to communicate well with my family?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Depends on office.

Some specialists are great about keeping us in the loop- sending consult notes or even giving us a phone call to update us.
Other specialist offices... Not so much. It's not an indictment of the skills of the specialist, but rather a workflow and communication breakdown - which is sometimes just as bad for your health. To be on the safe side, ask your specialist to fax their notes to the pcp.

In brief: Depends on office.

Some specialists are great about keeping us in the loop- sending consult notes or even giving us a phone call to update us.
Other specialist offices... Not so much. It's not an indictment of the skills of the specialist, but rather a workflow and communication breakdown - which is sometimes just as bad for your health. To be on the safe side, ask your specialist to fax their notes to the pcp.
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