Daniel Blumenthal, M.D.
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Ybarra on Dr/patient relationship

My best clinical shifts are the ones where I know that I am on the same page as my patient and I make clinical decisions incorporating principals of shared decision-making. Emergency medicine presents a unique challenge to the doctor/patient relationship. The first challenge is that patients almost never “want” to be in the emergency department (ED). They typically come reluctantly because they are in need of help for their acute medical problem. The second challenge is the ED is a chaotic environment.

Michael Ybarra, M.D.
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Edith Mitchell on Dr/patient relationship

A strong doctor-patient relationship can make all the difference in a patient’s treatment and quality of care. In my experience, abiding by a few key principles goes a long way in building a relationship that enables a more successful diagnostic and therapeutic regimen.

The first, and arguably most important principle for me, is to see each patient as a person rather than a patient with cancer. Making them feel comfortable that I’m concerned about their disease process and ready to get through it as a team helps build trust from the beginning.

Edith Mitchell, M.D.
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Joshua Cohen - Dr/patient relationship

A doctor-patient relationship represents a collaboration, a shared commitment by both doctor and patient to work towards a common goal of therapeutic success.  The importance of this mutual determination cannot be understated as treatment efficacy relies on both parties as neither can be successful in isolation. 

Joshua Cohen, M.D.
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Bill Chin on Dr/patient relationships

When we look at the relationship between doctor and the patient, there is one theme that is constant: putting the patient first. The responsibility stands squarely on the shoulders of the physician from the onset to help make the patient feel comfortable and prepared to engage in an open and honest dialogue to help formulate a treatment plan.

Edmond B. Cabbabe

The doctor /patient relationship is built on mutual respect, utmost trust, and dedication of the parties involved. This relationship allows both parties to engage in a frank and open professional interaction that best serves the patient health care needs. Such a relationship must not be affected by an outside pressure, on either side, to force a different choice of care nor be affected by any monetary gain or loss.

Edmond Cabbabe, M.D.
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