Recognizing when it’s time to change healthcare providers

Dr. Jerome Groopman (not in the photo) — a physician and author of books about doctors and patients — discusses on CNN the 5 events that let to know when it’s time to consider leaving your doctor.

It applies to CAM practitioners as well.

Do any of these scenarios apply to you?

  • The doctor doesn’t like it when you ask questions.
  • The doctor doesn’t listen to you.
  • The doctor can’t explain your illness to you in terms you understand.
  • You feel bad when you leave the doctor’s office.
  • You feel the doctor just doesn’t like you — or vice versa.

What would be the 5 scenarios that tell your healthcare provider it’s time to drop you as a patient?

8/19/07 09:57 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.