"5 Tips to Minimize Patient Frustration" is part one of a three part video series on improving physician/patient interactions. Part one features TMLT Risk Management manager Robin Desrocher as she offers helpful risk management considerations and easy to implement tips to help physicians improve their patient’s experience of the practice environment. Coming soon: parts two and three, featuring more from TMLT's Risk Management team!
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