Saturday, April 3, 2010
I like my doctors happy.
I would not go to this doctor, and it has nothing to do with my or his political leanings. It has everything to do with the fact that he does not seem happy. I want my doctors to at least appear to be happy, content and traveling through life on an even emotional keel, at least when I'm in their presence. I understand doctors are human, and they have opinions, biases, prejudices, likes, dislikes, family issues and so on, just like anybody else. But when I'm in their office, I'm nervous enough as it is - I want calmness, reassurance & competent professionalism, not conflict. That seems like basic customer service to me.
I don't want an upset, grumpy, angry doctor anywhere near my prostate. That's traumatic enough in the best of circumstances.
Back in the days when I used to fly a lot, I'd avoid any airlines that were having labor problems, if at all possible. I didn't like to fly, and I didn't need the added stress of thinking about the possibility that the airplane I was riding in may have been serviced by an disgruntled mechanic. Same principle.