What do doctors like about their patients?

What do doctors like about their patients?

What do doctors like about their patients?

Being respectful and courteous toward your physician was the No. 2 thing doctors said patients could do to get better care; 61 percent said it would help "very much." But 70 percent said that since they had started practicing medicine, respect and appreciation from patients had gotten "a little" or "much" worse.

Why is it important for patients to know about their doctor?

  • Not knowing much up front about a doctor's personality or treatment style was a real obstacle for patients in search of a good match. Together those survey results help create a road map toward a more productive relationship with someone who, after all, should be your most important health-care professional.

Are there doctors who think their time is more valuable than their patients?

  • In response to the wait complaint, many doctors say they feel exactly the same way. "I really don't think that physicians think their time is more valuable than their patients'," said Dr. Jim King, on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "But they're exactly right that doctors are rushed."

What are the most common complaints about doctors?

  • Read on for some of the most common patient complaints about their doctors. One of the primary gripes ABCNews.com heard about doctors is the wait. "I've got a couple complaints as a patient," one commenter wrote. "Showing up on time but then having to wait half-an-hour to be seen.

What happens to your health when you switch doctors?

  • Research seems to back up Gruman's experience. It suggests that patients who frequently switch doctors have more health problems and spend more on care than patients who have a consistent relationship with a single physician.

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