Talking With Your Doctor In The Hospital

Sometimes it’s hard for patients and loved ones alike to try to talk with the doctor while in the hospital. In some cases, you may not be awake or fully alert during a doctor’s normal rounds. Further, loved ones often waste countless hours in the hospital room so they can talk with the doctor, not knowing when—or if—the doctor will visit that day. This can cause needless stress for both patient and family.

The following options may improve communication with your doctor while in the hospital:

Notebook.
Recording device.
Schedule a meeting.
Schedule a phone call.
Send an e-mail.