15 Things Doctors Hate Hearing Patients Say

Because reimbursement and practice models are now embracing value-based metrics, the pressure is on docs to satisfy patient expectations of great customer service. However, we know that illness can often leave patients feeling sour. In order to lighten the mood, we've collected a list of docs' "least-favorite" patient complaints.

Good news: there are ways to improve your patient relations. Read "Communication Tips for Physicians" to hone your skills to create positive relationships with your patients.


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Eight years after opening their medical practice, a physician and administrator spouse team reflects on what makes them successful.

My medical practice donates to various organizations. Recently, I had an idea about how charitable giving could lead to a happier, more professional staff.

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