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I am sorry for your loss. It would be very thoughtful if the doctor's office could send a sympathy card, but I think most don't due to liability issues possibly.
I know my dad's doctor tried to call the house a couple of times but I did not pick up. I don't think he wanted to leave a voicemail because of the concern about liability again. Not that I was going to sue. I blame myself more than the doctor.
Why the confusion? The doctor had helped smooth over some rough patches with the hospital staff during his in-patient stay. I am an artist, and gave her a favorite painting (left with the receptionist,) and a letter thanking her for all her help. She interpreted this to mean thank you for his care because he had passed! So I guess I won't expect another card when his time does come.
I am so sorry for your loss. But maybe this little bit of humor can give you a brief moment of lightness.
I have sent edible arrangements to doctor's office when mom moved to memory care and also to the day care that she attended. Those gifts were very appreciated by staff! They were such a help and everything they did was something helpful and supportive of me.
I would not expect anything from my parents' doctors.
My vet does send out condolence cards.
Very compassionate Dr
I'm sorry for your loss.
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My mom passed, no card or anything from the PCP she had been seeing for several years. (She quietly dropped her when she was in rehab/nursing home) her hospital records were immediately sent to an off site storage facility the hospital uses, her MyChart account could not be accessed, even the drugstore she used to get her prescriptions her account could not be accessed. There was nothing from either Ophthalmologist she had been going to for several years.
The doctor's office when notified, would close out his account and submit any outstanding bills for payment to his insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
You can look at it this way, you don't ever have to deal with this doctor ever again unless you want to. In short you can be like the title of the Fleetwood Mac song "Go Your Own Way"
I had a neighbor who was a pediatric ICU doctor caring for the sickest babies and child there are. She lost a fair number of patients, but for self-preservation, she couldn't allow herself to mourn them or get too attached. I only saw her distraught over one patient in 10 years -- a little boy they'd had there for the first seven months of his life. He was finally ready to go home, and he died his first night home. She was completely destroyed, and she could never get that attached to her patients again because her mental health could never survive it.
My expectation would be good for them while they were living.