In an age of medicine where the average amount of time spent with a physician is less that 8 minutes per visit, patients are unhappy and unsatisfied. In fact, patients no longer want to be treated only for symptoms; patients are demanding, more than ever before, that physicians treat the root causes of the patients’ ailments, maladies, or diseases.
Along with this, patients are smarter – or at least better informed – than they used to be. Patients know that there are potentially better options for treatments than have been traditionally available through a medical platform that really hasn’t changed much since the 1960s.
Patients want to spend time with, and get to know, their physician. More importantly, patients want their physician to get to know them.When a patient is actually able to make the time to schedule and keep an appointment with their physician, that patient wants their physician to understand exactly what’s going on and why they are there