To the readers of Dr. Val’s Commentary … Welcome.
The vast majority of physicians have already passed through a complex gauntlet of multiple choice exams, extended credentialing and certification processes, and lengthy tests of knowledge and skill. And yet, some physicians (to put it bluntly, sorry friends) are very bad at what they do.
Determining who is a “good” doctor and who is a “poor” doctor remains a very illusive process. Testing and credentials have little do do with determining someone’s overall necessary skill-sets.
Welcome to the “End of the Diva Paradox” …. no matter how good you think you are.. most physicians’ patients are now talking about them online. I personally believe it is a poor decision to miss the opportunity to learn from them and their perspectives.
Uncaring hands truly are worth avoiding… no matter how technically sound the individual they are attached to is. A more caring, equally talented surgeon is out there… and social media will enable a patient to find him/her.
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