Doctors have a very predictable response mechanism! As per their preference the chronology may differ, but by and large this trio features in every visit. Pediatricians blow these out of proportion and Homeopathy doctors are exact opposite!
- Be brief! (Hello, I am not even half way through my description!)
- Don't be so worried! (I am not worried, I want to know if I need to worry!)
- Stop panicking! This happens when you have ---. (How would I know? You are the doctor not me! At least tell me the list of symptoms and then ask me not to panic!)
The list goes on digressing to your personality, to life style, to your profession and what not... Honestly, before you begin to lose it, I would suggest bring your focus back on the reason you visited the doctor.
Experience is the best teacher and given my history with doctors, I consider myself to have enough first hand experiences to derive this theory! (This happens when you have inherited chronic diseases.) Doctors seem to be averse toward soft skills. Their ability to diagnose is inversely proportional to their way of communication. Better diagnosis has to come with utter ruthlessness! So if you see yourself getting annoyed at the way a doctor is responding, have patience, he is probably the best one you could ask for! It is better to bare this in mind while visiting doctors in India!