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Healthcare Hurdles for Limited English Proficient Patients

People whose first language is not English deal with additional hurdles to their healthcare. For non-native English speakers, talking to a doctor or dentist can mean listening to unfamiliar medical terms that may be difficult to understand. Trained medical interpreters can bridge the gap between patients, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. Often, unqualified but well-intentioned friends and relatives help limited English proficiency (LEP) patients...
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