Avoid Poor Rapport

People can sense when you’re in a rush or focusing too much on an electronic health record (EHR). We must appreciate the importance of bedside manner and establishing trust with patients. Compassion is often more effective than a quick Z-pack. Based on personal experience, many patients have have said that they feel better just by having a real conversation with me in the room. It’s important to be mindful of this influence as we practice the art of medicine.