Most doctors treasure their professional reputation , and this is why we take great pride in the fact that so many of our patients are expert patients. They are well–read, empowered and educated, and know their own mind. I am honoured and humbled by the fact that they have chosen to entrust their IVF treatment to us!
I am also very happy that many of my patients have now started sharing their experiences online . This is great , because it gives me an insight into what infertile patients go through and helps me to become more empathetic . Not all patients are articulate , but when an expert patient writes about her experiences, it opens a window into the hearts and souls and minds of all infantile patients .
I'm proud of the fact that they have started writing thanks to my prodding and pushing - and am happy to take a little bit of credit for this !It is good for patients to do so - it helps them to unburden their souls ; and sharing their expertise with doctors helps doctors to improve !
Even more importantly, they are helping other infertile patients by talking about their experiences. The best way of helping yourself is to help someone else – and by sharing their knowledge and expertise with others, they are improving the level of knowledge in the entire infertility community proves .
When these expert patients come to me for treatment, I'm delighted that they have selected me as their IVF doctor , given the fact that they could have chosen anyone in the world. The fact that these expert patients are willing to place their faith and trust in my professional abilities is a matter of great joy for me , and we do our best in order to fulfill their expectations !