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What is the role of my primary doctor if I have a terminal illness?

Philip Lisagor, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Every team needs a quarterback. Your primary doctor has a unique role as the provider of unbiased information based on facts, but he or she is also a person who may orchestrate the creation of a team of other professionals to provide care and guidance for a terminally ill person, their family and loved ones. So, be sure you have the:
  • Name of your primary doctor and contact information (phone numbers, email and answering services)
  • Name of your primary specialist and contact information

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