FROM DR. KLEIN
One of the reasons for writing this book
is to demystify the doctor patient relationship. That is,
doctors intimidate patients as we are placed on a pedestal.
I do not mind the idolization, but this type of relationship
makes it difficult for the patient to relate and give reliable
information. Doctors are just as human as everyone else is.
We take out the garbage, we do the shopping, we love, we cry,
we try to read labels of the over the counter medicines, and
are just as confused as you are.
The book is an attempt to inspire you
the patient to become more confident, brave, and forthcoming.
It encourages greater personal responsibility and proactive
involvement. It also teaches one how to make your doctor a
Another important reason for this book
is to show that doctors should be trained listeners and observers
of the human condition. By listening to, and observing my
patients over all these many years, I try to bring out the
message that they impart to us. In addition, thereby, be able
to learn and share from these many, many patient encounters.
Some of the stories I share are cute
or funny. Sometimes they are very sad, but all with the ultimate
goal of learning from life’s’ experiences as we
are all walking the same path.