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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Is Alive and Well

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 150 76 4 | about 2 years ago

It’s 2:20 p.m. and Ms. M. is precisely on time for her appointment. She’s brought her hand-printed list of questions, her sack of medications that need renewal, her mordant observations about her newest home attendant, and a box of chocolates that she will press upon me no matter how hard I protest. At 89, her medical conditions don’t have easy cures and the setbacks from aging are often implacable. Yet we always manage to find something optimistic to work on, even if modest in scope.

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