Here’s what patients (including a lot of former patients) had to say. I attempted to summarize the comments by category and included the top five categories of comments below.
#1 – “Being on time is a two way street.” – patients are expected to be on time for their appointments – why aren’t physicians expected to be on time. Doctors think and act as if their time is more valuable than the patient’s time.
#2 – “Listen to what I have to say.” “Doctors should realize that many patients have more life experience and have done more research about a condition and drug and may possibly know more than them. God forbid!” “If you do not like listening to your patients and getting proper information from them, you are in the wrong business.”
#3 – “Don’t just hear one or two of my complaints.” You try telling the doctor all the problems you have and the doctor stops you mid-way, telling you that he or she will take care of two and to come back again for other issues!” “What about someone like me who is on disability for a multitude of health problems? What then?”
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*This blog post was originally published at Mind The Gap*