I am totally physician friendly. I am not at all about getting down on doctors. However… I do often hear complaints from my clients about their relationship with their doctor. One of the complaints is about physicians, as well as other healthcare providers, who seem to be evading their questions. Of course, there may be many reasons not to answer a patient’s question. Such as: I don’t have an answer. Or: You might not like the answer. But patients deserve transparency. If you have felt this way, you may want to check out my article on this topic: https://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/talking-doctor-doctor-refuses-answer-questions/
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Dr. Gary McClain
Chronic Communication ℠
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Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...