I could use sympathy too
“Many doctors have depression, so don’t take it personally if they seem distant. Our greatest desire is to help patients. That’s why we delayed starting our lives until our 30s. Many doctors give up their own family life to overextend themselves to you. And they’re kind of a mess after years of doing that. I’d like to see more patients have more empathy for doctors. It would be so great if a patient said, ‘You look kind of frazzled today. Can I give you a hug?’” —Pamela Wible, MD, a board-certified family physician in Eugene, Oregon
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These 12 important things that a doctor wants his/her patients to know are very interesting. I try, and have been doing so for years, to do almost all of them. I am a knitter, so I always take my current project with me to the doctor’s office. I also try to get there about 20 min. earlier. Quite frankly I like being there to knit (in a quiet place). If you can take something to do or read or?? it might ease the wait and the entire appointment. If you have something chronic, that you have been treated for with your doctor for awhile, then you and your doctor probably have formed some type of relationship. Doctors jobs are much different today then they used to be (more paperwork, time on the computer, and more government regulations)….so be a good patient and a good person as well, and understand that your doctor is really there for YOU!!