Patient education has never been more important in medical practice than it is today. In this age of multimedia, physicians have a responsibility to direct patients to trusted, credible resources for medical information. Also, today's patient deserves and should expect to have autonomy, the right to participate in her healthcare decisions. To accomplish this requires that our physicians provide education so that you can make well informed decisions regarding your care. As a patient of Westmoreland, you can be assured that our physicians are committed to these principles. The following pages are intended to help us achieve our goals. Additionally, your questions, comments or concerns regarding your healthcare are encouraged.