Keep Patients From Getting Lost in Translation

December 31, 2006

Patients who don’t speak Englishoften bring a translator to their firstvisit but not to subsequent ones.

Patients who don't speak Englishoften bring a translator to their firstvisit but not to subsequent ones. Tellthe patient to carry a cellular phoneon future visits and to make sure atranslator is available to call. This ismore convenient than using the officephone.
-- Sarita Salzberg, MD
    Columbus, Ohio