Would you change your doctor if their 'bedside manners' didn't suit you, even though their reputation is good?
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There has to be a comfort level between the patient and the doctor, I agree.
Absolutely. They must show that they care and not ever be rude or inconsiderate.
It helps to feel better to have sympathy and care, for sure.
Feeling comfortable with a doctor does encourage healing through their suggestions. My oncologist has become my friend because he was so very kind when i was ill.
I think that administration is one thing but doctors and dentists are another consideration. Often admin is rude, but a doctor or a dentist really must not be rude.
Both my dentist and my chiropractor have less than friendly receptionists. I wonder how they got the jobs; perhaps because they also do the booking, and need some math whizzes. Anyway, I keep going because the practitioners themselves are kind.
I've had some wonderful experiences with doctors who take time, listen and care. My GP was awful though and I wish I'd changed him though I don't think he 'harmed'.
I do agree with you. I need to like my doctor too.
So sorry your mother had a tough time with someone she trusted. It's very hard to re-build trust and intimacy. Glad her doctor changed his attitude though.
Thanks for your contribution - of course doctors get tired. I think we forgive them for this. I like what you said about their words being healing and I think that it is true.
I would love to meet more Indian-trained doctors. Losing patience after long days is understandable in any profession. I am beginning training to become a neurologist here in the states after Pre-Med, of course. I love your philosophy!
Yes, it's really important that a doctor listens. Frustrating when they have a different method.
Sounds like a very hard roller coaster ride. It would be great to settle down and put your health needs first, so lets hope you can do that soon. The last experience you had was unforgivable and I'm so sorry.
Thanks, GoodLady! There's no need for anyone to be sorry, other than the doctor with the atrocious bedside manners. She told me to find another doctor after establishing a relationship at that business, making it quite expensive. All will be well!