Most patients have some anxiety when visiting a doctor’s office and as we all get older it grows because we think of “What’s next?” Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, our anxiety has grown exponentially. First, the office lady on the phone explained what was going to happen before the appointment. That was a welcomed “heads up” although I do wear a mask and gloves when I’m in public.
Second, I was greeted graciously, had my temperature taken and given the opportunity to wait either inside or outside. Third, the technician who saw me through different tests was calm, let me know what was happening, which is professional and respectful. Fourth, Dr. Rothschild, always professional, doesn’t think that listening to a patient is a waste of time. He has not only the expertise technically but that unique “art” of medicine.
Maybe this pandemic has allowed us to see the doctor/patient relationship as it had been, not defined by insurance company policies, time restrictions, artificial constraints, but a real love of what you do. Now, as a patient, don’t you want a doctor who has a passion for his work?