“Nothing connects doctor & patient faster than a simple moment of pure listening. Not just waiting for your turn to talk, but real listening.”
Tweet by Dr. Steven Eisenberg, January 5, 2013
I wrote a post a year ago entitled “What happened to Old School Medicine?” Perhaps, by putting my mourning for my father “out there” I have started something in my own life. My most recent experiences with physicians, specifically with my child’s pediatrician, has been like walking into the past. I have found “old school medicine” in Wellesley, Massachusetts. I don’t live in Wellesley but I took the advice of my child’s school nurse and made an appointment with her children’s pediatrician.
This is an ‘old school’ practice: two physicians share it. We have only seen these doctors twice but they both spent a large amount of time talking and listening to us. When I have had a question, I called the office and later that day, the doctor called me back. That hasn’t happened in a long time.
And then, there are tweets like the one above. Faith is a beautiful thing!