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Patients' Responsibilities
PATIENTS' RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Patients are responsible for being considerate of the rights of others, both of property and persons, especially as related to control of noise and smoking.
2. Patients are responsible for providing, to the best of their knowledge, accurate and complete information about present conditions, past illness, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to their health.
3. Patients are responsible for identifying themselves to the office staff at the time of their appointment, and for notifying the physician and the physician office when unable to keep the appointment.
4. Patients are responsible for informing their physician of changes in symptoms of their condition and for following the recommended treatment plan.
5. Patients are responsible for asking questions in order to understand the procedure or treatment, risks involved, and alternatives of care.
6. Patients are responsible for giving their health care providers a copy of their health care directives, (i.e., Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) and for notifying their providers and physicians of any changes.
7. Patients are responsible for their decisions if they refuse treatment or do not follow their health care providers' instructions.
8. Patients are responsible for respecting the privacy of other patients. Patients are responsible for notifying the physician and physician office in writing of their desire to obtain their own medical record.
9. Patients are responsible for informing their physician of any changes to their decision to participate in research projects.
10. Patients are responsible for assuring that the financial obligation of their health care is met as promptly as possible.


Useful Web Links

American College of Physicians
http:www.acponline.org

Alzheimer's Association, Inc. 
 www.alz.org

American Cancer Society 
 www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association 
 www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association 
 www.americanheart.org

American Liver Foundation 
 www.liverfoundation.org

American Lung Association 
 www.lungusa.org

Arthritis Foundation 
 www.arthritis.org

ProMed HealthCare  
www.promedhealth.com

San Antonio Community Hospital
http://www.sach.org

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
http://www.pvhmc.org

Citrus Valley Health Partners
http://www.cvhp.org