It is time for an open and honest with your doctor about any legal issues you may be facing. Your doctor may not be able to provide advice, but they may be able to help you understand how your these issues may impact your health and provide guidance on how to access resources or support. Consider scheduling an appointment specifically to discuss the legal issues and bring any relevant documents with you to the appointment.
It’s also a good idea to ask if the conversation will be documented in your medical records and what their policy is on discussing sensitive information with other medical professionals. Lastly, I recommend that you provide a paper version of your patient advocate and advanced directives to be included in your medical record.
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