…..The holiday season is over. It’s 2020 and it’s back to work for most people all over the world – and that includes many doctors and staff members in the medical industry. One good practice to start the year off for doctors is renewing the personal commitment to being the best possible doctor they can be. But before anyone can commit to that, they must first know – just what makes a “good doctor”? Read on to learn about five traits that successful physicians possess.
- WELL-ORGANIZED – Being a doctor means having to go through a massive amount of information and adhering to strict policies and processes – all while being pressured by time. Disorganized doctors may put their patients at risk by having incomplete or missing information, forgetting to schedule important procedures for patients, being late for appointments, or worse. For one to be successful in the medical profession, physicians must be able to organize themselves properly and deliver everything that is expected of them on time in order to avoid making errors and missing important details or deadlines that may or may not mean the difference between someone living or dying.
- HONEST – It is easy to talk about honesty being important, but for a doctor it isn’t always easy to tell the truth. There are many instances when being honest means informing patients that their diseases are terminal, or letting loved ones know that their family member or friend didn’t survive a procedure. That said, it is still extremely important for a doctor to be totally honest with their clients. It is difficult, but if the truth is relayed carefully and appropriately, then patients and their loved ones will appreciate that – no matter how bad the news is.
- EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION – Being able to communicate is vital to being a good doctor – and this includes both listening and delivering a message. There are many physicians who cut patients off while they are talking to offer up half-baked suggestions and diagnoses, but it is important to listen to a patient completely to learn exactly what is wrong. Also, knowing what questions to ask can help doctors increase chances of arriving at the right prognosis and selecting the correct course of treatment. It also helps tremendously if a doctor can explain everything in a way their patients can understand. This not only makes the doctor more effective at his job, it also makes them more likeable and approachable to their patients.
- NATURAL CURIOSITY – Despite hundreds of years of progress in the medical industry, there are still many aspects of it that are shrouded in mystery. Conditions that defy explanation and previously unknown symptoms surface everyday across the globe. If a doctor’s first reaction to being presented with a difficult case is to shrink away from responsibility, then they probably aren’t good or interested in their job. Curious doctors become interested when presented with strange symptoms and do their best to discover exactly what is going on. This could mean spending extra time researching and experimenting with test results, but good doctors are willing to go the extra mile for the sake of their clientele.
- GENUINE COMPASSION – A doctor that feels nothing for his patients is a doctor that should quit practicing. The very nature of a physician’s job is to show care for people by discovering what their health issues are, treating them, and nursing them back to good health. After all, without compassion for patients, what motivation is there for a doctor to do what’s best for a patient?
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