Doctor-patient relationship

Being a healthcare provider means meeting with a lot of new patients and establishing a relationship with each of them.  It is important to make each patient feel comfortable and cared about. Patients want to know that their healthcare provider is knowledgeable and is willing to spend their time caring for them.

For an effective physician-patient relationship, there must be good communication. This leads to positive outcomes by increasing the patient’s satisfaction, greater patient understating of health problems and treatment, and patients desire of returning for follow up visits. This takes dedication and commitment on the physician’s end. Providing support and reassurance to all who come into their practice is about passion.

Author
Adebola Oyekoya, MD Adebola Oyekoya, MD, leads Guardian Physicians, located in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, as a family medicine physician. She offers the highest quality primary care in all areas, but she especially enjoys preventive care and treating chronic and acute conditions. Dr. Oyekoya earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of Lublin, a globally-ranked institution in Lublin, Poland. Afterward, she came to the United States, where she completed a residency in family medicine at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She’s passionate about providing advanced, comprehensive care for adolescents and adults, including specialized geriatrics care. Dr. Oyekoya offers patient-focused services, personalized to fit every unique individual who walks through the door. She also makes sure to inform and educate her patients so that they understand their health and feel empowered to take an active role in their care.

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