Dealing with your doctor - professional or technician ?
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:17am
I have noticed there are two kinds of patients: those who treat their doctors as professionals; and others who treat their doctors are technicians. Actually, both models are fine, depending upon how sure you are about your own medical decision ! You pay a technician to carry out a certain skilled procedure with technical competence, and this is one of the key functions of a doctor. However, a doctor can also provide you with guidance and advise, and this is where he behaves as a professional. Finding good technicians is relatively easy - finding a doctor who is a professional is a little harder !