I really thought my last blog post would have got a few responses, but no, not one.
I had thought that only being able to discuss one problem with a doctor at a time would be an issue for quite a few people, but apparently not. Not one retweet or comment, so it must just be me.
But having said that...
Over the last thirty years that I have been helping people, the most common grievance I hear is.
“My doctor doesn’t listen to me. He talks over me. I wish he would just stop and hear the words I’m trying to say.”
When a patient of mine told me last week that when she sits down in the doctors surgery he puts a clock timer on as she starts to speak.
I’ve got to be honest, if a doctor did that to me no matter how badly I needed to speak to him or her, I would get up and walk out.
I used to feel sorry for doctors, I know their time is limited. But please, where’s common decency gone to?
What do you think?