Doctor-patient relationships are important. Dr. Lisa Plotnik, from the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), says the relationship is kind of like dating. “You wouldn’t date someone repeatedly if you don’t like them,” she said and the same is true with a medical doctor.
Plotnik says it’s important to do your homework, but if the communication is strained or impossible, it’s best to find a new doctor. “You need to be heard,” she added.