Who Is A Doctor? Essay

1354 Words May 16th, 2016 6 Pages
I got to the clinic and within the first five minutes my doctor had a diagnosis. I didn’t even get the chance to tell her half of my symptoms. Doctors do this so often – they speak and don’t listen.
This may just be one patient’s story – my story – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen to many other people. Haven’t you ever felt this way during or after an important visit to the doctor? The issue with healthcare these days is that the physician doesn’t take the time to listen to the patient’s story and instead listens to what they have learned about the set of symptoms present in the patient. Doctors are also not getting enough time for each patient in an average workweek anymore. These are two of the worst problems with healthcare. One of the leading causes of the physicians’ problem of talking more than they listen is that they think that they know best. And don’t they? Being a doctor has got to be stressful and we all know its hard work. Doctors are responsible for helping people who are going through struggles and pain. They are seen as a ‘safe haven’, a protector, and in some cases, a god. We go to the doctor with the full intent of giving them complete control over making us better. We often expect them to magically heal us when, in truth, that is simply not possible. We put all of our problems on the shoulders of our physicians and expect them to handle them maturely and satisfactorily. If that’s not stressful, I don’t know what is. Doctors also go through so…

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