Tagged with compliance

Just an oil change

Yesterday, with much dreaded anticipation, I took my car in for a routine oil change. Being the daughter of a mechanical engineer, of course I know that general car maintenance requires typical things like oil changes, air filter replacements, brakes checked, tire rotations, etc.  But I really really hate going in for any of these … Continue reading

Doing things my way

Since one of my partners left the group a few months ago, I’ve inherited a few patients that are quite…set in their ways.  On the one hand, I can understand that patients who have grown comfortable with the same doctor for the past 10+ years can be reluctant to take a new physician’s advice, but … Continue reading

The one who keeps coming back

Ms. L is a 60-something year old woman who came to see me recently for follow up of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  She currently takes no medications.  She has not had a baseline bone density exam or colonoscopy.  She has not had a mammogram in over 2 years.  She denies any history of … Continue reading