Our general doctor recently quit practicing at USF and we had to get a new one...that sort of sounds like we had to go shopping for a used car. Fortunately, our doctor shopping results were far more successful than any used car shopping adventures we've had to endure.
I saw my new doc for the first time in early May. He checked me out and took the time to go through my entire record with me. As a technician who might say when he cannot find a particular electrical problem within a system - "there is a ghost in the machine," - the doc obviously could see there is a ghost in Dave's machine (the two inch medical file was probably his first clue). I think he became intrigued and truly wanted to help me - as opposed to processing me through the office like a head of cattle.
Shortly before finishing up the doc looked at me and said, "you and I are about the same age (funny, he didn't look twenty-five). We aren't getting any younger and you want to enjoy your life as you get older. You need to eat right and exercise." He then recommended that I read the book Younger Next Year.
Here's the thing, the look in the doc's eyes as he told me this told me he'd told this to a lot of people before. But when he told me, he told me like he really wanted to tell me. And this impressed the heck out of me! And this made me buy the book. And I am going to get my body in order. And that look still makes me think about my health. And I am never going to forget that look.
Thanks for what you've done for your profession doc and thanks for caring.