Why Patients Don’t Always Do What’s In Their Best Interest

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Can you say “reactance”?  Don’t feel bad, I wasn’t familiar with the term either until recently.  But as you will see, anyone that has ever been a patient will catch on pretty quickly as to what reactance is and how it works. Reactance is how we respond to something that threatens to limit or eliminate […]

Can Long-Term Physician-Patient Relationships Be Bad For Your Health?

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I wonder how many problems like non-compliance, usually attributed to “poor patient behavior,” actually stem from long-term physician-patient relationships in which both parties have just given up. You know what I mean…physicians who have treated certain patients long enough that they believe they are just plain never going to do what they are told…and patients with […]