Frustration: yours and your doctor’s. Any experiences?

By Dr Gary Latest Activity August 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm Views 942

Dr Gary

When was the last time you felt frustrated with your doctor? Like those times when something that seems important to you doesn’t seem so important to your doctor. Or those times when what doesn’t seem so important to you obviously matters a whole lot to your doctor. Like Taylor just experienced.

Sure, living with a chronic condition takes hard work. Compliance with the treatment regimen your doctor creates for you can be a big part of that work. You’re only human. It’s no wonder something falls through the crack from time to time. And when that happens, it can be frustrating when it feels like your doctor criticizes you without taking into account how hard it can be to stay compliant.

But the frustration goes both ways. Physicians feel frustrated when it seems that their patients are not taking their directions for maintaining their regimens seriously.

In fact, one of the most frustrating things about living with a chronic condition is compliance. For patients. For doctors.

And that can lead to conflict, with both patients and physicians feeling like they aren’t being understood. Along with more frustration.

I recently posted an article on frustration. Here is a link:

When was the last time you were frustrated with your doctor? How did you handle it?

And have you frustrated your doctor lately? What caused the frustration? How did you and your doctor work it out? Did you learn something in the process?

Can frustration be positive?

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