I would be happy to give some tips to the actors who portray the patients!
crazylife wrote:DH's oncologist is awful! Only reason we stay is because it's MSK. She will literally just get up and leave the room abruptly and we sit there waiting to see if she is coming back. After about 8 minutes we figure she isn't coming back. Definitely gives us a good laugh uring stressful meetings with her though - HA!
Crazylife, I've been going to the same oncologist at MSK for over 5 years now. In many ways she is a researcher first and a doctor second. That means she leaves no stone unturned when dealing with your unique case and you get the very best of care - technically speaking - that you possibly can. But she doesn't have a warm-and-fuzzy personality, although she cares deeply about all of her patients.
She has warmed up over the time I've known her and I often make her smile now. Like Kathy, I would rather have her brilliant mind on my case than someone with a good bedside manner. In every crisis I had during my treatment and surgeries, she was there for me in the way I needed the most, getting me emergency appointments with specialists the same day I saw her, bumping me up to the head of the line for a CT scan, calling me at home personally to discuss an issue, whatever it took. She is highly respected at MSK which is why she can pull so many strings when she wants something done. I literally owe my life to her.
You're not the first patient who's waited in the exam room not knowing whether she was done with them or not though!