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Back to your primary care doctor:
Do you have what you need to make it a smooth transition?


Navneet Mahjail, MD, MS

Moving your care from your transplant doctor back to your primary care doctor or hematologist/oncologist is a milestone in your recovery. It’s normal for patients to feel nervous about this important transition. Transplant recipient Elizabeth talks about her experience with this transition and transplant doctor Navneet Majhail, MD, explains how you can help make it a smooth transition by doing three key things. 
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One patient's story: Elizabeth's transition



When Elizabeth made the transition to her primary care physician, she had some concerns.“I was frightened to give up the [transplant] team that helped me so much," she said. "But my transplant doctor said something to me before I left that gave me great comfort.” Learn what her doctor told her and watch the rest of Elizabeth’s story. 
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Is life after transplant what you thought it would be? I had lots of emotional and physical ups and downs—but it was a relief to know that others felt the same.”—Transplant recipient


Ed, transplant recipient and volunteer, with his wife and caregiver

  If you’ve ever felt like others don’t quite understand what you’ve been through or if you’ve experienced changes in your roles, relationships, or physical abilities after transplant, you’re not alone. Both patients and caregivers can go through emotional and physical ups and downs that may impact quality of life (overall well being). Whether your recovery has gone as expected or you’re experiencing some complications, have you thought about talking with someone who’s been through it? Ed knows firsthand how much it can help. Ed explains>


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