Wednesday, April 13, 2011

doctors are like shoes

i'm sure some of my patients don't like me all that much. maybe our personalities don't mesh, maybe my approach to things doesn't suit them, or maybe there is a  more specific reason, but one i can't do much about, who knows.  for whatever reason, the relationship is like a shoe that doesn't quite fit, that always rubs in that one place. uncomfortable, annoying.  sometimes you can brake it in, sometimes you can't.   i always hope those patients will eventually find another doctor, a shoe that fits more comfortably.  until then, i do my best to make it work.

and, yes, plenty of times i am the shoe, but sometimes i am the foot and the patient is the shoe!


  1. In my 20 years of private practice I've thrown out one troublesome shoe.

  2. Great analogy. I used to feel stuck with a doctor that just didn't fit right, but now I will doctor shop until I find the one that feels right. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the right neurologist.