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to or different from that family experience. Sharing with your
health care agent your thoughts can go a long way in allowing
them to make decisions on your behalf without feeling guilty
about the decision process, realizing that you are asking them to
make such decisions on your behalf and recognizing that it might
not be the decision they would make for their own care, the
concept of "substituted decision-making."

LOCAL is changing the lives

TCP notes some things to remember about these
conversations:
* Be patient, some people may need a little more time
to think.

Berks COunty
intermediAte unit

* You don't have to steer the conversation; just let it happen.

Dr. Jill Hackman, Executive Director

* Don't judge! A "good" death means different things to
different people.

of the children in berks county.

* Nothing is set in stone. You and your loved ones can always
change your mind as circumstances change.
* Every attempt at the conversation is valuable.
* This may be the first of many conversations - you don't have
to cover everyone or everything right now.
Each conversation will empower you and your loved ones.
You are getting ready to help each other live and die in a way that
you choose. It is a gift to them to have this conversation. The
referenced tools and information are available in English and
Spanish on the TCP website (https://theconversationproject.org).

"Tompkins VIST Bank give us the confidence to conduct
our daily operations without interruption," says Dr. Jill
Hackman, Executive Director. "They give us immediate
service, no matter what the issue or need."
Need a local decision? For banking, callĀ 888-238-3330 or
visitĀ VISTBank.com.

So, Will You Have the Conversation? As Ellen Goodman says,
"It's too soon to have the conversation, until it's too late!

YES, we can . . .

See your patients same day for emergencies
and often same week for consults.
At Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we are happy to
offer state-of-the-art and efficient care. Our doctors provide
appropriate diagnosis and treatment, and fast feedback to you.
Whether your patient has a sudden change in vision, cataracts,
diabetes that may be impacting vision, or even has a family
history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, we would be
honored to monitor and react to issues related to your
patient's eye health.

Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., MD

Cataract Surgeon
Advanced Technology Lens Specialist
Laser Vision Correction - LASIK
Glaucoma and Dry Eye Treatment
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Peter D. Calder, MD

Cataract Surgery
Advanced Lens Technology
Glaucoma and Dry Eye Treatment
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Francisco L. Tellez, MD, FACS
Glaucoma Specialist
Cataract Surgery and
Glaucoma Surgery & Treatment
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Guri Bronner, MD

Thank you for
trusting us to provide
exceptional care
to your patients!

Specializing in Diseases & Surgery
of the Retina and Vitreous

610-372-0712 | berkseye.com | 1802 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610 |
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