happyBeth

Beth Pyliotis shares her compelling story of how her breast cancer was diagnosed and treated. Despite a rocky start when a temporary NP covering for the PCP did not recommend testing and the patient insisted, the subsequent care was excellent and comprehensive once the PCP returned. See how this patient heard an apology, and now has nothing but praise for the coordination and compassion of her primary care at Atrius Health and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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