This physician explains why that partnership is so important today
“It’s all about relationships.”
That’s what a mentor told me during my medical training. Every day, as a pediatrician, I realize how true this is.
With the recent emergence and increasing popularity of virtual doctor visits due to convenience and lower costs, it is necessary to examine the nature of the interaction between doctor and patient.
As patients, we go to our doctors in our most vulnerable states. We want them to tell us what we want to hear — that nothing is wrong and our deepest fears are unsubstantiated. Sometimes that happens, and unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t.