A Doctor who listens

Such a different experience
From too many before
Someone listening carefully
Before a diagnosis made.

Accepting what is said
But gently questioning
Exploring alternative possibilities
Not leaping to a conclusion firm.

Taking preferences into account
Probing the nature of these
Examining what informs
Being open and clear.

A person exists behind our mask
Unwilling to display all
Without testing credibility
Interest in more than a solution.

We all have some experience
Of approaches supportive and not
We have a role in shaping this
Not just accepting what’s given.

Our bodies tell some things
Our experience much more
“Doctor’s Orders” something
Avoided at all costs.


3/8/2020

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