The right dx

Robert Bell rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Tue Jan 21 16:23:39 UTC 2014


What does patient praise do to a physicians diagnostic skills?

Rob Bell

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On Jan 20, 2014, at 6:13 PM, Vic Nicholls <nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Question for the medical professionals on this list.
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> I have a doctor who looked up something in UpToDate at my last appointment months ago. She gave me another test which showed a problem. I remembered that.
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> I put a note to her, coming up at my next appointment, saying that I hadn't said so but that I appreciated her doing that. I said there are those who wouldn't do that in front of a patient, but the fact that she went searching for an answer on my account really made me feel like she put my welfare and patient care first.
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> Do doctors really appreciate that? She hasn't said anything but I know she got it. I have asked for the bosses of doctors before and given them things that I said I appreciated about them and how much it meant to me.
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> Thanks,
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> Victoria
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