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When to Be Appreciative of Your Doctor

Judie Rappaport
July 23, 2015

Dear Judie,

Mom’s (88) had the same doctor for eight years.  She respects and appreciates his skills and always says; “Thank you, doctor”, when the visit ends. She’s increasingly resentful that he doesn’t respond. Instead of saying; “you’re welcome”, he just smiles and says; “I’ll see you in two weeks”. Mom reads your column. Any ideas?


  • Florence, Vero


Dear Florence’s Mom,

Count your blessings: you have a doctor you trust and appreciate who obviously works hard to provide excellent care for you. It’s time to make peace and accept his smile as an acknowledgement of your thanks.



Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

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