We will hear you out, decide how much research time is required, chase down existing lab results and chart notes from all over the world if needed. You will be given a quote for ___ hours and an agreed upon budget of $____. We will not exceed the budget without your approval.
Please call us and discuss your needs today. We will listen.
This quote from a Washington Post article sums it up nicely:
As a physician “….I would reinvent myself today as a “confidentialist”. Someone who has the time to really get to know a patient. Someone available to be confided in. An advocate, not just for the moment, but across time. An explainer about what’s wrong; an educator about what will help and what will not. Someone who has the knowledge and confident wisdom to stand down the legions of specialists with the scalpels, catheters and scopes; the backbone to stand up to bottom-line toeing administrators and self-serving insurance execs and policy wonks.” - Jerald Winakur MD