The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center recognizes that physicians have options regarding where to refer their patients for treatment. Receiving a referral is a privilege that imparts responsibilities on the transplant center physicians, staff, administration and ancillary personnel. The transplant center procedures will always recognize the referring physician and strive for compliance with their wishes for patient triage. The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center will strive to ascertain continuous, appropriate, and to the extent possible, comprehensive communication with those entrusting us with their patients. Based on organ specific protocols, referring physicians will be offered, at appropriate times following transplantation, the opportunity to share in, assume, or assign the care of their patients. Referring physician and patient wishes will be sought, documented and shared. The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center will provide consultation, education and informational support to the referring physicians to help them in coordinating long-term care of the transplant patients.
The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center will create a mechanism for referring physicians to voice concerns regarding practice patterns, patient safety, communication concern or complaints regarding the transplant program, its personnel and/or physicians, and will have procedures in place to alleviate those concerns and provide expedited feedback to the physicians involved.
The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center is a research-based organization. Through clinical research, our patients will have access to newer therapies not available elsewhere. Our goal is to take laboratory discoveries to our patients by the safest and shortest routes. To learn about our current transplant clinical trials, click here.
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