“Old-Fashioned” Doctors, the Good Old Days


With technology comes efficiency. We can punch everything into a computer and access it in a blink of an eye. This is both a blessing and a curse. What has gotten lost in the process is humanity.

I miss my last family doctor. He always sat down with me, face to face. He took the time to not just ask about how I was feeling but would engage in conversation about life. He knew me and not just because I’d been his patient for years but because he really listened.

What I see these days with many (not all) doctors is a, “one foot in the door and one foot out” approach. Doctors with their backs turned to you the entire visit while they type everything into a computer. Doctors treating patients as numbers not individuals. If I get sick, I opt to go to the clinic. At least they…

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