Best practice principles would suggest that the patient doctor contact the treating doctor before seeing them for the first time to ask if they would be willing to take them on as a patient.
The first in this series of articles explored issues faced when treating a
medical colleague looked at the barriers to doctors receiving the best
possible medical care. These barriers were discussed from the point of
view of both the treating doctor and the patient doctor.
In this article, and those that follow, helpful strategies to overcome some
of these barriers will be outlined, with the goal of optimising the medical
care of doctors. This article will consider strategies that can be used
before the consultation begins.
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