Once you have been diagnosed with arthritis, your doctor will be in your life forever. Don't frown. He's there to help you. If you develop a good doctor-patient relationship, he will definitely feel more like a friend than a foe.
I have heard from many arthritis patients who are dissatisfied with their doctor. Sometimes there are real problems, but other times the perception that it is the doctor's fault is wrong. Patients must take their share of responsibility in creating a good relationship with their doctor. Check out these common mistakes arthritis patients make and consider how it could be handled better. Read more in How to Be a Happy Arthritis Patient.
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