Monday, July 29, 2013

Getting A Second Wind

I have been dealing with some issues at work lately but I think that things are going to improve. It's amazing how tension can effect people and how both positivity and negativity can impact your life.

Most of my patients are very astute to my moods as well though I try to hide it. I have always been positive in the room and try not to bring outside influences into the exam room. Patients also try to hide when things are bothering them. Often, after a few minutes, I can pick up on it and some have broken down and admitted that there are pretty bad stressors in their lives.

A lot of medical providers don't care to ask a patient how their lives are doing. They just want herd them through like cattle and while the notes look good on paper, the patient didn't feel like they were listened to. I try really hard to interact with my patients and find out what the real issues are behind the headaches and the stomach problems.

Do you feel like your provider listens to you?


  1. Great site! Hi, do you have an email address I can contact you on? Thanks and have a great day!

  2. I feel this will always be a struggle for NP's...bed side manner is important. A lot of NP's manage this with either starting their own practice or finding an employer that supports the dynamic (I practice family medicine in a chiropractic office that doesn't demand a packed schedule).