I'm going to get a second medical opinion, but my Dr. is a really close family friend, how do I...
tell him with out offending him?
Your doctor shouldn't be offended -- if it is really true that he is a "close family friend." Your doctor should be a professional, who is not so prickly that your getting a second opinion "hurts his feelings," or something.
You might also think about this: If you are so afraid of "offending" your doctor by getting a second opinion, should continue to consult, at all, with this physician? Your doctor should and should have been the one encouraging you to get a second opinion in the first place!
Despite the Hippocratic Oath they take, which comes from ancient Greece, doctors are not appointed of Apollo or Athena.
Good Luck with everything.
by Niver the Designer 6 years ago
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by biancaalice 6 years ago
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