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  • Writer's pictureKathy Quinn

When to speak up for your best care! (Even if you are a bit reserved, try your best.)

Speak Up for Plain Speak

When doctors use medical terms, patients tend to listen and nod, even when they

don't understand. Don't be too proud to say: Everything you're telling me is so

important! Please use non-medical words I know.

Speak up about Drug Costs

When the cost of medication is unaffordable, patients tend to skip doses or not take

at all. Doctors want to know that the meds they prescribe work for you and your

budget. Don't be too proud to ask about the cost and any cheaper options.

Speak up for Help

About 20% of patients are back in the hospital within 30 days. Why? No help during

recovery! When patients are discharged, they are not 100% – don't be too proud to

ask. Helping hands can help prevent a round trip!

Need help speaking up? Kathy Quinn, Patient Advocate is always happy to help you find your voice... and be heard! So important for getting the best care, the care you deserve!

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