The Personal Physician's Role in Helping Patients with Medical Conditions Stay at Work or Return to Work

The personal physician has a role in assisting patients minimize life and work disruption resulting from new injury or illness, changes in chronic health conditions and existing disabilities, or the advance of age. In order to discharge these responsibilities appropriately, it is important that physicians appreciate the importance of work to human life and well-being. This means helping patients maintain their daily routine as much as possible, and for working patients, helping them stay at work or return to work.
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