Post Archives from the ‘Choosing, Changing, and Firing’ Category

I Just Hired the Right Pediatrician

Posted on: October 7th, 2009 by
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In the waiting room with my baby daughter, that old feeling haunted me again.
What if this pediatrician won't be the right fit? 
After all, not too long ago, I was disappointed in a Continue reading the story "I Just Hired the Right Pediatrician"

I Just Fired My Baby’s First Pediatrician

Posted on: August 26th, 2009 by

Over the years, I have effectively advocated for my own medical needs and advised others about how to do so. However, about a week ago, I became a newbie all over again -- in the arena of advocating for my daughter's medical needs. My daughter, Ari, and I had a less-than-stellar appointment with a pediatrician who, ironically, has a reputation as Continue reading the story "I Just Fired My Baby’s First Pediatrician"

“You’re Fired!”

Posted on: May 1st, 2009 by

In a previous blog, I mentioned that I would share my know-how of hiring and firing doctors. Long before "the Donald" made "You're Fired!" the catch-phrase of the millenium, hiring and firing people was and is a part of doing business. But despite all the sweet business deals to be had, there's no business more important than the hiring and firing Continue reading the story "“You’re Fired!”"

Say ‘No’ to Thugs

Posted on: April 26th, 2009 by

We are able to say “no” to our children, teenagers, relatives, friends, and significant others. So why is it so difficult to say "no" to doctors? Society is groomed to say “yes” to authority figures – particularly doctors. Maybe it's because we are inundated with TV shows and all kinds of medi-dramas that place doctors smack in the middle of a Continue reading the story "Say ‘No’ to Thugs"

Top 10 Reasons to Run Away From a Doctor

Posted on: April 19th, 2009 by
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Clearly, there are doctors who should not perform the science and art of medicine. And medicine is a science and an art because doctors need to balance information from research and their fields of expertise and the art of applying this knowledge to help their patients. Recently I wrote about Five Quick Tips for Choosing a Doctor. Now here are Continue reading the story "Top 10 Reasons to Run Away From a Doctor"

Top Five Quick Tips on Choosing Doctors

Posted on: April 17th, 2009 by

In a previous blog, I covered Litmus tests for how to assess whether a doctor is right for you. Here, in a nutshell, are the top five things to keep in mind when considering a doctor -- from gateway doctor (primary care physician/internist/family doctor) to specialist: 1. Bring a notebook to your first appointment with questions written in advance. Leave ample space Continue reading the story "Top Five Quick Tips on Choosing Doctors"