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#1 Old 08-07-2014, 12:16 AM
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The Doctor/Patient Relationship

How important is the doctor/patient relationship to you?

What things do patients and doctors do that can damage the relationship?

When is it time for the patient to move on?

Interested in your answers.
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#2 Old 11-12-2014, 06:32 AM
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The patient must be able to trust his/her doctor, and that means that the doctor must decide, without bias, what is best for the patient. If the doctor crosses that boundary against having a relationship, the doctor is now thinking about what's best for the doctor, not what is best for the patient. Then, by having a relationship, the doctor is no longer neutral but is now involved.
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#3 Old 11-12-2014, 02:16 PM
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I am finding that the Doctor/Patient Relationship is not what it used to be. For one thing, you have to go through the NP in between your 10 minute appointments. No one comes to the phone anymore and when they do, they are abrupt. I don't have a primary care dr at the moment, I see a specialist every 6 months and use urgent care for anything else that comes up.


Stay healthy, that's all I can say!
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#4 Old 04-23-2016, 07:48 AM
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The doctor patient relationship should be mutually beneficial. Patients can sense when their doctor isn't acting in their best interests and at the same time patients can also contribute to not making this relationship work, such as not showing up for appointments, not following the doctor's directions, basically being rude because they feel entitled as the patient.


I am actually in a position where as a patient I feel I may need to move on. I have found myself in an unusual position. Both I and my doctor I feel have had a wonderful doctor patient relationship, but a third party has been disruptive without any good cause to this relationship because of personal jealousy and insecurity. I think that in cases such as these it may be time to move on, to protect both the integrity of the doctor and the comfort of the patient.
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