Shopping for a Doctor

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
10/11/18  2:50 PM PST

Our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, decided it was time for a new doctor when she began to not feel safe in the care of her old doctor. Once she’d made the decision, she figured out the difficult but necessary process to find a doctor she was comfortable with. Shopping for a doctor involves research and meeting with new doctors, and she shares all the steps in this video.

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The United Ostomy Association of America has a self-advocacy checklist that some may find helpful to review during the process of shopping for a doctor.

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Hey Laura, I’m a new ostomate and just got the clearance from my doctor to resume a regular diet. Any tips for things I should watch out for?
Susan
Hi Susan, Excellent question!
 
I would say there are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of problems when returning to a more normal diet...


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