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Patient Advocate helping inform about options

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

KIRKLAND, N.Y. (WKTV) - Patient Advocate Dr. Steven Kussin was at the Kirkland Town Library on Tuesday to help people become informed when it comes to options in their healthcare, part of a new practice for physicians.

The idea is for patients to have a range of options from doing nothing to having extensive surgery and to know that they can ask for alternatives.

"They're afraid to ask questions or they're deathly afraid to disagree with their doctors and sometimes they leave with questions or they feel their issues were ignored or sometimes they just want more input and again, we don't give opinions, but we show the options," Dr. Kussin said.

Dr. Kussin has a Shared Decision Center on Genesee Street and a variety of resources online.

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