3 Qualities My Family Doc Must Have - page 2

Nurses, tell us: What are the 3 most important qualities that your personal doctor must have?... Read More

  1. by   bopps
    My Doctor has three very important qualities.
    1. She is a thorough listener.
    2. She treats me like the professional I am.
    3. She is very compassionate.
    and a fourth one- She likes her job!
    I will never change family doctors unless I move away from the area.
  2. by   ann945n
    1. Must look me in the eye and have a firm hand shake
    2. Read my chart and pay attention to my previous admits and my allergies
    3. Be compasionate and not take me for a nut job, listen to what I am telling you!
  3. by   donsterRN
    These are all so good; I'm not sure I can add anything new.

    What I like about my PCP:

    1) He has an incredible sense of humor and makes me laugh, a lot!

    2) He always treats me as if I'm the only person he has to see.

    3) If he says he'll call me with results, he calls me with results. Quickly.

    He's also kind, supportive and incredibly on top of his game. I really got lucky when I was referred to him.
  4. by   RNPamP
    1. My PCP must be a Nurse Practitioner! If I have any choice at all anymore, I always see an NP because...
    2. They take the time to listen
    3. They actually seem to care

    Of course, I know there are also great docs out there, NPs just seem to more consistently have the above qualities. :spin:
  5. by   TazziRN
    1. Must listen to me and answer my questions to my satisfaction

    2. Must treat me as though he really cares what happens to me

    3. Must be reachable after hours
  6. by   NurseyBaby'05
    1. Must be a realist. (Able to see past someone's being overweight, smoker, name your bad habit and know these are all not going to be fixed overnight. More importantly, realize that these may not be the ONLY cause for someone's medical problems.)

    2. Be willing to practice hand in hand with "alternative" medicine. (Chiropractic, herbal remedies, massage, letting nauture take it's course etc.) One textbook solution doesn't work for everyone.

    3. Collaborate with me and keep me in the loop. My input is important. I'm the one it's affecting. I can interpret test results too.
    Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on May 8, '07
  7. by   Sunflowerinsc
    Just 3 1.Same day appointment when I am sick.Or call me if I've called office
    2. Not waiting to long, in the check in area or after put in a room.
    3. For daily medications give me RX 's for 90 days with 3 refills. (My insurance allows that per mail order for chronic daily medications)
    Oh, and it would be nice if he /she said hello when sees me at work(just hello,nothing about treatment)! Plus most every thing else that has been said. Know the new medications and treatments for my conditions.Let me try them and not stay with ones that are not working or making me sick.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    1. Compassionate competence (regardless of sex - I've had two female docs and they've not been good experiences).

    2. Same day appts for time my kids are very ill.

    3. Don't talk about me behind my back.

  9. by   HeartJulz
    -Clean office... when you can just eyeball it and know that you wont be bringing home everyong else who has been in the office...their cooties
    -Low turnover rate of staff-which would signify he/she treats them well-which in turn treats his/her patients well
    -Follows through.. with all lab results, call backs, etc.
    -And disposable tools... you never really know if they are autoclaved correctly...(also signifies he isnt a cheap skate and adheres to sterile/cleanliness)
    -most importantly, listens and doesnt seemed rushed...(which I know this is the hard part, but for a true award winning dr. he can do this and be on 'somewhat' on time... )
  10. by   IndySkies
    Only one.....Must have finished his,(or hers), Residency program before the summer of 2006..before they went to 9 to 5 residency programs.....Being a Physician is not a 9 to 5 job.
  11. by   lovingtheunloved
    1. Heh heh...he/she has to be a nurse practitioner.
  12. by   VivaRN
    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    1. Heh heh...he/she has to be a nurse practitioner.
    I second!

    My FNP:
    1) A partner with me for my care
    2) Strong knowledge base
    3) Respects my input as a fellow RN
  13. by   scholar
    Sorry this is off the subject but I finally get it!
    After reading this... I realize the big difference between doctors and nurses are assessment skills.

    Many wanted a doctor who would listen and inspect paying close attention to the person that happens to have a sickness and not just the sickness.