Why the wait?

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.

Visit the Rapha Family Wellness site to review the full article.

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