So yesterday I get this email from a physician friend. . .
Subject: On Call 24/7 🙂
Some on-call text messages from my patients:
“I fell better just hearing from you”
“Good deal thanks!”
“Enjoy your family this week!”
There’s a gazillion scholarly articles on patient-centered care. You can even attend conferences on how to deliver patient-centered care. Or you can stop all the academic masturbation and just do it.
The Pap Party is a perfect example of patient-centered care.
The History of the Pap Party
My patient Sandra,
There’s a lot of complaining in health care. Here’s just a sampling of quotes from letters I’ve received this week:
“I’ve become so disillusioned with medicine. I don’t know who to talk to anymore or what to do with my life.
Sick of phone trees, endless refill requests, packed waiting rooms, out-of-control bills, and other medical misadventures? Follow these 7 simple steps to get your doctor to do what you want.
1. Get Organized. Be clear about what you need from your appointment. Make a comprehensive list of all the issues you want to discuss—and your ideal outcomes for each.