Patient coordinator

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Common questions about being a Patient Coordinator

Can a patient coordinator diagnose a patient?

Patient coordinators do help manage chronic illnesses and can help patients develop diet and lifestyle changes to treat illnesses. However, the diagnosis of any diseases or illnesses is up to primary healthcare providers and specialists. A coordinator can put patients in contact with these individuals and even set up appointments.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a patient coordinator?

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Can a patient coordinator give prescriptions?

Patient coordinators can help patients fill prescription orders but may not give a prescription. They can assist patients with taking the pills and organizing methods to help patients remember which pills to take and when, but patient coordinators are primarily focused on helping patients follow physicians' orders.

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