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    #1

    someone coming with patient...

    Hi,

    who is someone that takes a patient to hospital? Patients almost go to doctor with their partners, parents, friends and... What do you call these people?
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    #2

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    English doesn't have a general term for a person accompanying a patient to a medical appointment.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    Really?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Apr-2017 at 22:22. Reason: Deleting three superfluous question marks and unnecessary quote.
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    #4

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    What should I do now? Can I say "Patient accompanier"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Apr-2017 at 22:23. Reason: Deleting two superfluous exclamation marks.
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    #5

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    Or 'the patient's escort'.

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    #6

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    I Googled for such a term. One site I found mentioned "the person accompanying the patient".
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    Re: someone coming with patient...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Or 'the patient's escort'.
    Why did you change "companion"? Was that wrong?
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    #8

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    I thought 'escort' was better. 'Companion' works, too.

    If the patient is infirm or needs help in communicating, you can say 'carer'.

    If the patient or doctor speaks little or no English - 'interpreter'.

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    #9

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    Hospitals often ask for a patient's next of kin.

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    #10

    Re: someone coming with patient...

    The next of kin does not necessarily accompany the patient to an appointment though.
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