How You Can Get Better Medical Care - Part II | Brain Blogger
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:13am
How You Can Get Better Medical Care - Part II | Brain Blogger: "As a patient, you cannot control whether your doctor is intellectually or financially compelled to help you. You can’t control what disease or problem you are having. You could try and find a doctor who specializes in your problem, but that might be difficult if you don’t have a complex problem. You could try and find a doctor who makes most of his living on fixing your problem, but that might be difficult as well unless you have some inside connections or lots of patient feedback to know what the doctor’s bread and butter practice is all about.
The one thing that you can control is getting your physician to be emotionally compelled to help you. This may come in the form of that special connection you have to him. Or perhaps because you have a mutual friend or colleague. Or perhaps because you brought him a gift and he remembers you as the patient who brings gifts.
Whatever your method, I do recommend that patients try and do something to curry favor with their physician. If you are in a position of influence, don’t be shy to let your doctor know that you can refer other patients to him."
This is good advise - and is true when dealing with any professional . You need to try to stand out from the crowd, so you get more personalised attention and care !