What makes a general practice doctor good? Or even great? Sometimes, it’s how long you have to sit in the waiting room.
One Appalachian doctor was recently asked why an appointment for 2:40 wasn’t seen until after 3:00. Her fantastic response outlines the realities for many physicians. A test result came back positive for cancer – advanced cancer. One patient can’t afford medication. Another’s spouse died. All in a single day.
“One reason we are late: we take time.”
Great doctors don’t see their patients as data on a chart. They see real human beings with unique problems that can often only be addressed by their primary care provider.
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