Not all doctors are created equal. Every physician has his or her own personality and approach to treatment, and finding the right fit is essential to a good doctor-patient relationship. But what if you find that you and your physician are incompatible? In this article we will talk about what to do if you are unsatisfied with your current physician.
When Doctors and Patients Butt Heads
There are several reasons why a patient may not get along with a physician. Here are a few possible scenarios:
- The patient disagrees with the physician on a treatment recommendation.
- The doctor “pushes” a treatment on the patient that they don’t want.
- The doctor’s personality does not mesh well with the patient’s.
These are just a few of the many reasons why a doctor and patient may not get along. Sometimes these issues can be resolved through frank communication. But other times, there is nothing to be done but move on.
How to Find a New Provider
If you find yourself at an impasse and simply cannot continue visiting your current physician, it’s time to make a change. Simply explain the situation to your physician and tell them that you will be seeing another doctor. Once that’s taken care of, the next step is finding a new physician that will be a good fit for you. Take to the web and do some research on doctors in your area. See how other patients rate them. You can also ask your friends and family members to see if they have anyone they could recommend. Once you find a doctor, make an appointment with them and explain your situation so that you can avoid repeating history.