After you leave the doctor’s office, you immediately


You try telling your physician you’ve been feeling down lately and wonder if some of the upheaval in your life has anything to do with the way your body is reacting. His or her reaction is to:


For a typical visit with the doctor, you


How long have you been with your doctor?


How much do you know about your medications?


If asked by a friend, you would describe your doctor as


How would you describe your online medical research skills?


The most personal interaction you’ve had with your physician involved:


If you asked your doctor, “What else could it be?” as Dr. Jerome Groopman, author of "How Doctors Think," advises, you’d most likely receive the following reaction:


Whether it is an addiction to fast food or the smoking habit you just can’t break, your doctor’s attitude to your bad habits is best described as:

Your result is:
Something's Gotta Change

There are subtle forces playing out between you and your health care professional -- a push and pull from both ends. You may need to find a doctor who doesn't see you as a mere number. Or perhaps you need to take a deeper look at your own actions; it takes two to build the bridge of communication.

It'll take some work, but a bad relationship isn't inevitable.

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Your result is:
Not Bad, But You Can Do Better
You trust your doctor, which is a great start to a healthy doctor-patient relationship. However, trust yourself as well. If you find yourself feeling uneasy, don't accept things at face value. You can, and should, ask questions. After all, it is your health and happiness at stake.
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Your result is:
Meant to Be
Congratulations! You have a great relationship with your doctor. While the lines of communications are open and tolerant, and you each respect the other, you also respect your own feelings and intuition. You're not too shy to speak up, but know when it is time to follow an expert opinion.
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