Message to patients all over the world
After having a discussion with angrydr at his blog, I decided to post this message to patients all over the world.
If you find that you like your doctor because he always tells you the things you expected and wanted to hear and gives you the things you expect and want all the time, it's more likely that he's NOT a good doctor. A good doctor should be disagreeing and lecturing you from time to time.
The problem is that patients judge their doctors using extremely flawed methods.
Dr Harold Shipman who killed 260 of his patients was said to be an excellent doctor and man. Many of his patients were shocked that he was a murderer.
So be careful what you wish for.
Profile of Harold Shipman: The killer doctor
"How could a GP who was trusted and respected by more than 3,000 patients also be a killer who struck time after time with no obvious motive?"
Sometime later in 1977, Shipman re-emerged as a GP in Hyde. His new colleagues respected his work, although some felt he could be arrogant and patronising towards his patients. "