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How to give feedback on your provider?

All providers want your opinion of how they are doing both good and bad.  Your opinion is an important tool for the system of care to improve. Most physicians and nurses and other health professionals accept criticism and praise well.  Health professionals are intelligent and highly trained. Suggestions will help them improve at what they do. Point out the good things to improve the system.

If you find that you do not want to talk with your health provider, a simple letter will be appreciated. All hospitals have staff members who are trained to help you clear up any problems or misunderstanding. They want to hear from you.

Your participation in your care is necessary. You must communicate with your provider. The AARP outlines ways to talk with your provider.

For more advice on how to talk with your providers see the following web sites:

http://www.mywhatever.com/cifwriter/library/mortals/mor0.html

http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/doctalk.htm

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/medical_care/talk_doctor.html

If they are not listening

If you feel that your provider is not listening to your concerns, you can notify the following.

For hospital problems contact:


Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
41 Anthony Avenue
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
207-287-9338


The Maine Hospital Association
33 Fuller Road
Augusta, Maine 04330
207-622-4794

For physician problems contact:


Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
137 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0137
207-287-3601

Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure
142 State House Station
Two Bangor Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0142
207-287-2480
Maine Medical Association
Frank O. Stred Building
P.O. Box 190
Manchester, Maine 04351
207-622-3374
Maine Osteopathic Association
693 Western Avenue, #1
Manchester, Maine 04351
207-623-1101

For Nursing problems contact:


Maine State Board of Nursing
158 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333-0158
207-287-1133




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