July 16, 2010

A Doctor's Perspective on Patients with Chronic Diseases

Once in a while this blogger gets hit with a good one. Do I believe this, YES, but if I hadn't read it with my own eyes, maybe not.  It is also not often that I have a blog that I can write that I do not have to do much research to write.

This is one of the best blogs by doctor about doctor – patient relationships written by a doctor that is not necessarily afraid to go the extra mile for his patients, especially those with chronic diseases, and diabetes is one of the mentioned diseases.

While I will need to reread it several times, he had me crying (a man crying? – yes with happiness!) and then he had me laughing. It is so unusal the to see a doctor say something that many of us patients with diabetes have believed for a long time. His words of caution are well placed and easy to see the reasoning behind them. Many of us patients are a little overly aggressive and as such can make a good doctor very nervous, especially if we are agressively proactive about our care, and not even mentioning patient's rights!

I was expecting to see one of the comments by Trisha Torrey from About dot com and was not disappointed. While she can be argumentative, she was almost, but not quite, tame in her comment. There are lots of comments and I will let you read them for yourself.

I would have made a comment to his blog, but I am hoping that I can reach just as many with this and encourage them to also read his blog – follow the link here. I think you will agree that when placing this doctor on my types of doctors in my blog here, that Dr Rob must be a definite Type six. While there are some things that are not said, for Doctor of Internal Medicine I am not normally that much into giving praise, but an exception is demanded this time.

1 comment:

Denny Barnes said...

Thanks, Bob! I enjoyed this blog very much ... and it was very well timed for me. I am just beginning a new relationship with a new doctor here in Shanghai. As I read about health and wellness issues for hours every day, I tend to be the "know-it-all" kind of patient that all doctors dislike working with. This advice will help be better behaved.