“I’m leaving his practice.”
“But why? You’ve been a patient of his for years.”
“Yes, but a new doctor in his specialty opened a new office in town a few months ago, and I hear nothing but rave reviews about him. He’s got a great personality and is a terrific joke teller.”
I understand your enjoying being entertained while getting a physical examination, but having a few good laughs over jokes told by my physician is not my way of determining a good doctor. In fact I would be suspicious of someone I went to see about a sharp pain somewhere who examines me while laughing about a good line he or she just heard from a favorite performer in a hit movie.
Just let me find a good diagnostician who is conservative about treatment options, and moderate in dispensing medications, and I will be a happy patient. I’ll even give that doctor a “thumbs up,” a “like”, or a five star review on any sites that rate satisfaction levels.
Happy New Year, and good wishes for modest needs for Medical intervention or consultation in 2002. In other words, Good Health to you!