Advice to the Doctor Thread: What is Your Advice to Doctors and Medical Practice?
Throughout these over 500 different threads on this blog, there have been plenty of topics which provided the opportunity for visitors to comment about their doctor’s personal behavior and practice. Many visitors did express their good and bad experiences with their physicians, their pleasure and their disgust with their doctor or the profession. Notwithstanding the opportunity my visitors were given to tell their stories within those threads, I thought it would be a good idea if I put up a thread that dealt solely with general but constructive advice which patients would give to doctors perhaps in the form of some guidelines or guideposts to improve the quality of care that is expected. Doctors, as part of their work are always giving advice to their patients. I think that a blog such as mine should give patients the opportunity to return advice. Hopefully I, myself and other physicians who come and visit this blog will learn and consider seriously the advice given. For the purpose of clarity, keep the advice short and succinct but do include an explanation of the basis for giving such advice. Remember, advice is more easily accepted if it is constructive, civil and understandable. If one visitor agrees or disagrees with the advice presented by another, this can also be expressed. Now go to it.. I am listening. ..Maurice.