“What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they’re doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago, but we lost the relationship, when the doctor would look people in the eye and say ‘I care about you. We can do this together.'” Mehmet Oz
The more difficult communication is the “inner” one where a connection occurs with the patient. In a sense, I need to connect with that person’s spirit and show them a way to get where they would like to go. When I don’t see results from a particular treatment, one explanation is often the inner issues that “block” them from following through.
- Come prepared. This means not only having medication lists handy, but also coming mentally prepared with questions.
- Have a positive attitude. Nobody ever rockets straight upwards without getting off track. The key is sticking to it and believing in yourself. A previous blog explored “Be Set Free Fast” to cue your subconscious to improve self-confidence.
- Be open with your doctor. I help my patients best when I know where they’re coming from.
- Ask questions. This can be done during step 1. There are never any silly questions, only the ones you don’t ask.
- Understand what you want out of your health. What goals do you have? Do you want to have more energy? Tell your physician so he/she can lead you to your goals.
The most important thing is to work with your physician. Think of him as your coach, like athletes have, not a doctor. Coaches work with their clients to help them achieve their best. That’s what I want to do for my patients.
What do you look for in a doctor?