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How To Deal With Bumps In The Doctor/Patient Relationship

The Way The Doctor Speaks To You Is Uncomfortable For You, And You Want Your Doctor To Interact With You Differently

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Communication is a two way street. Express yourself with the hope that you will have a more positive dialogue in the future.

Alternatively, we also know patients who have anonymously written to their doctors suggesting they visit offsite link and read the chapter on physician-patient communication. The focus of the site is to help doctors learn to communicate better with patients.

On the other hand, we also know of a patient who said to his doctor: "You're ice cold." The doctor's response was: "And what else is on your mind?"  In this case, the patient decided the doctor's knowledge and experience were more important than the missing bed side manner.

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