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Working With Your Doctor

Doctor and nurse

Your doctors want to help you. You can help by working with them

Doctors promise to help all their patients. It is the same for therapists and nurses. Your doctor wants to help you. Your therapists want to help you. Your nurses want to help you.

Sometimes it's hard to help patients. There's a lot to do. There's a lot to know. Most doctors have a lot of patients. Therapists and nurses have a lot of patients. They try their best. They are only human.

Your health care providers will always help you. It helps them when you try to do what they ask. It helps them when you cooperate. It helps them when you follow the rules. It helps your health when try to do what they ask.

You have a right to say "no" to health care providers. Remember, it is harder for your doctor when you don't cooperate. It might hurt your health when you don't do what your doctor tells you.