ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 52

Doctor, spend more time with patients

I being an old pensioner have to seek the assistance of several specialized doctors. Unfortunately, doctors whom we consider as the most educated people in a country, are indifferent to their patients. There are a handful who do not fall into this category, but I have observed, being a frequent visitor to doctors, that the majority of the specialists do not speak more than two words to the patients. Since they charge a large sum to see a patient, I cannot understand why they adopt this indifferent attitude. The famous cardiologist in the central hills should be an example to other doctors. She sees about a hundred or more patients a day but she is always smiling and explains anything in detail to the patients. The patients too feel free to speak with her. I hope that all specialist doctors will be courteous to their patients.

By Disgusted patient, Kegalle

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