Thanks for the Memories

March 1, 2006
Mohammed M. Basha, MD

Each time I see a patient, I note on the chart personal events in his or her life--such as "going on a cruise" or "attending grandson's graduation"--in addition to the clinical findings.

 

Each time I see a patient, I note on the chart personal events in his or her life--such as "going on a cruise" or "attending grandson's graduation"--in addition to the clinical findings. When the patient returns, I bring up the event I jotted down. This usually brings back pleasant memories, and patients appreciate that I follow events in their lives.

 --Mohammed M. Basha, MD
         Gainesville, Fla

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