Why expert patients are the best patients

I work hard at maintaining my technical skills, so I can continue to offer my patients the best care possible. Just like my patients expect me to be an expert, I expect my patients to be experts as well. In fact, I suggest that they do their homework before coming to see me—and in between visits as well. This is good for them, and it’s good for me, because informed patients often have a greater chance of clinical success.

Expert patients are better patients because:

  • They have more realistic expectations
  • Together we are well informed partners focusing on their clinical problems
  • They refer other patients based on a knowledgeable experience
  • We maintain a professional relationship based on the right protocols

Patients who have done their homework tend to have more...

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