What kind of patient-related challenges do you deal with on a daily basis? For many, it’s the inability to communicate. We’ve heard some medical professionals refer their relationship with their patients as being not unlike their relationship with their spouse. “You don’t listen to me,” says the husband. “But, you don’t listen to ME,” says the wife. There’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding and, unfortunately, this lack of communication means that messages don’t always get through and one party walks away befuddled.
Doctors who don’t communicate with their patients face similar challenges. Patients leave their appointment less than satisfied and are hesitant to return. They depart the office not really knowing what’s happening with their body and why your treatment may (or may not) have helped them.