Your doctor doesn’t know everything. Seriously.

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When we don’t feel well, many of us head to the doctor to find out what’s wrong. Caregivers of sick or disabled older adults spend a lot of time shuttling loved ones to and from doctor’s offices. But it’s important to remember that your doctor is just one source for maintaining and/or improving overall health.

Traditionalists (those older than Baby Boomers) are particularly dependent on the doctor. They often expect the doctor to take care of all of their problems. Younger generations tend to be more open to the idea that other professionals and organizations have an important role to play in their overall healthcare picture.

Check out this video on who else should be involved in helping you as a patient or caregiver:

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