I Don’t Think So Dr. Know-It-All

3 Jan

Let’s get something straight, the MD after your name may mean medical doctor BUT it also means MY DIME!  I was recently looking for a new family doctor, and when I called one office in town they explained to me that the doctor has scheduled meet and greet appointments to decide if he wants you as a patient…HOLD ON PLEASE!!!  I am paying you to interview me?  I should be interviewing you to see if you qualify for the job of my family physician.  I want to know how this got so entirely backwards.  Granted, there are crazy people everywhere and they drive their doctors crazy but the majority of the population just wants to good care.   I have no interest in going to a doctor who does not give me any credit in the fact that this is my body, and I am coming to you as a partner in my care.  And yes, I may want a second or even a third opinion.  If this is not acceptable then you are NOT in this business for the right reasons!  No one knows it all…be assertive, do your research, and advocate for YOU!

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