Mr. Clark stopped talking and walked to the ringing rotary phone on the wall.
We were experts, as 7th graders, in anticipating what phone calls would be about. 1,070 more words
By Bob Chestnut, MD
In patient-provider interactions, the provider holds almost all the cards. The provider is on her home turf. She has years of medical training and experience and ultimately holds decision power in pursuing further diagnostic tests or prescribing therapeutic interventions. 641 more words
Communication between a patient and a doctor is a key factor in determining the course, duration and outcome of a medical treatment. When a patient approaches a doctor for help, it immediately places the physician in a position of power. 449 more words