A word is just part of a phrase or sentence, isnt it?
When anyone regardless of where they come from or the service/product they are seeking, there are certain words that are going to be accepted, those that the other people is going to revolt about and those words that really mean nothing. The words to get you the furthest
Words that we get you no where and perhaps only the door
- Do you have any other suggestions?
- What options do we have?
- Everything I have tried does not seem to help, what can we do?
- Are there tests that can confirm or deny what is going on with me?
Words that will go no where
- I want
- I demand
- I insist
- You have to, I am paying you
- You need to
- Yes it hurts, but only sometimes
- I dunno, what do you think
- My friend says that I should say ....
So people believe anyone that provides you are service owes it to you to do whatever and that you are the on in control and should be making the demands. I've witnessed this at car mechanics. Someone comes in with their car, having a ignition problem, they begin to tell the mechanic You worked on this one before, I expect you to have the resolution within a couple of hours. I will stop by at 4:00 to pick up my car, completely fixed
Thats not going to get the attention of the service person, instead they may even be somewhat resentful of the overall tone.
Its really not that different with your doctors. You go to them, because they are the experts in the field. You provide them input and expect a certain level of output. But is it the output you wanted to hear?
I think as a whole, we treat our professional providers of tools/appliances/vehicles with more respect. We recognize that they are the experts in the field, so we need to listen to what they have to say. So, why should it be different when it comes to many patient-doctor relations?
How do you catch more bees? With Honey or Vinegar?
This doesnt mean that you just have to take everything a doctor gives you. You need to use common sense and when something doesnt seem right, ask the question.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences