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Don’t Ignore Referral to Medical Doctor

Posted Jul 26 2010 12:00am

Dear Carol: I took my mother to the dentist and he found an area in her mouth that worried him. He suggested we have her regular doctor take a look. Couldn’t he have just given her a prescription? It’s hard to get Mom to these appointments. Bill

Dear Bill: Often a good dentist will spot a potential problem and refer a patient to his or her doctor. This is the case with most good medical people. Healthy people often see their dentist more often than their medical doctor, because they go for dental cleanings every six months and they may only see their doctor once a year,

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