Major medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic have language translation services so that international patients can communicate with their physicians.
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The process of relaying complex medical concepts via an interpreter forces the doctor to slow down, choose words carefully and consider their impact, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center hematologist/oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, writes in his latest New York Times column.
And sometimes, gestures and facial expressions convey more than words can.
Read Dr. Sekeres’ full column here.