We know it is essential to have good communication with your doctor. The importance of a good doctor-patient relationship cannot be overstated, especially for people with arthritis or other chronic diseases who will need to see their doctor on a regular basis.
A good doctor-patient relationship is the responsibility of both the doctor and the patient. Yes, the patient has responsibilities, too. We rate doctors on various aspects of care, such as communication, bedside manner, compassion, timeliness and more. Have you ever assessed yourself as a patient? Are you a good patient or a failure as a patient? Read more in How to Fail as an Arthritis Patient.
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