Changing physician


 

Patients will not be allowed to transfer from their current doctor to another one in the clinic unless there are extenuating circumstances.  An example of an extenuating circumstance would be where a patient is receiving palliative care from one doctor and their spouse has a different doctor.  In this case it would make sense for both spouses to receive care from the same doctor.

Research suggests that a long term relationship between a patient and their physician promotes health and well-being.  As with every long-term relationship however, there will be some bumps in the road so we encourage patients to speak to their physician directly about any concerns they have.  If a patient is not comfortable speaking to their physician, s/he is free to find another doctor elsewhere.