How To Be A Great Patient

People NEVER ask me this and they really should.   I know what it takes to be a great doctor.   Do you know what it takes to be a great patient?

My experience is that great patients receive great care.  The staff is more attentive to their needs and the Doctors too are more ‘in to’ caring for them.   We’re all human and subject to human reactions.   People just like being around pleasant people.

If you’re going to have an ongoing relationship with any healthcare practice here are some things you might want to consider.

  • Be on time
  • Be nice to the staff.   They’re the ones who will get you appointments when you need them.
  • Do what is asked of you.  Fill out the forms, take your medications or make that additional appointment as you’re asked.
  • Live up to your obligations and pay for your services.   If you’ve received a service, you should pay for it in a timely manner.
  • Refer others.   Every thriving practice appreciates new clientele.   It’s the best way of telling your Doctor that he/she is doing a great job.  It tells them that you trust them.
  • Post positive on-line reviews.   Tell others how good your Doctor is.

There are many other tips in the book.

To your health and wellness,


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