A Letter to Patients with Chronic Disease by primary care physician, Dr. Rob
An amazing letter that helped me understand where my rheumatologist is coming from and how we can be better patients to help our doctors help us.
“You scare doctors […] Then there is the fact that you also possess something that is usually our domain: knowledge. You know more about your disease than many of us do – most of us do. Your MS, rheumatoid arthritis, end-stage kidney disease, Cushing’s disease […] you possess deep understanding of something that many doctors don’t possess.”
A must-read for my followers. I’m just posting the link for now (Read it!), but am dissecting it and writing up a commentary about the doctor-patient relationship with the chronically ill.