Tag Archives: doctor-patient relations

How to dismiss a patient—the right way

Despite our best efforts, not every doctor-patient relationship is a positive one. While we hope these situations will occur rarely, it’s important to know what your options are when there’s a patient in your practice whom you feel should be dismissed for his or her own good—and for the good… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | 2 Responses

Empower patients to take an active role in their care by interpreting medical reports

Whenever I see a patient for the first time in my specialty infertility clinic, I ask her to bring her records with her and to interpret her own medical reports. This gives me a good sense of how much the patient understands about her medical problem and treatment options. “I… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Also tagged , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment