In the article "Thank you for letting me be your physician," Daniel Gelfman, M.D. emphasizes how emotionally valuable receiving patients' trust is to the practicing physician. He presents insight into understanding the emotional loss a physician may experience when leaving private practice, even if they remain active in medicine, and explains the profound personal satisfaction they can experience from long-term trusting relationships with patients.
Dr. Gelfman is a clinical professor emeritus of medicine at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he remains active teaching clinical medicine and pursuing scholarly activities. His research interests currently include developing effective teaching methods and combining the humanities with medicine.
Gelfman, D. (2021, February 5). Thank you for letting me be your physician. Retrieved February 22, 2021, from Science Direct. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.02.015