Volume 15 - Issue 3 - March 2007

I’m tired of hearing that physicians ought to be more empathetic. Let me tell you something. The doctors I know have toiled for years to be good — no, great — at what they do. They work tirelessly to learn medicine, to stay on top of new developments, to make the right diagnosis, and to prescribe the right treatments.   Doctors Do Care So, why do they go to all this trouble? Because they care. They care about their patients. Don’t tell me physicians aren’t empathetic. We care deeply for our patients. But sadly, even some phy