How’s your relationship with your doctor?

Do you find yourself leaving the room satisfied, with your concerns amazingly attended, or do you usually think there’s something wrong and it just won’t work for you and your health?

All of us, as human beings, are greatly unique in our own ways, but more often than not, a life-and-death situation could arise once you get into a doctor-patient relationship you shouldn’t be in. A mismatch between a physician and their patient could lead to a lot of harm.

So in this episode, Dr. Berry discusses why it’s crucial to get that match right by first knowing who you are. Join us today and avoid the disaster of a mismatch.

Dr. Berry Pierre is a Black Doctor, a Father, and an Educator, who has made it his mission to empower you to take control of your health one disease at a time. He is a board-certified Internist, and he hosts “Medicine Mondays” and “Real Physician Reacts”.

Why you need to check out this episode:

  • Understand why it’s of great need that you match with your doctor, getting yourself in the right doctor-patient relationship that suits you;
  • Recognize the importance of knowing who you are as a patient so you will know what type of doctor you need; and
  • Find out what happens if a doctor and a patient get into a disconnect

“It’s very key for us to recognize who we are. Who am I? What type of patient am I? Because if I can recognize what type of patient I am, then it makes sense what type of doctor I should be looking for.”

– Dr. Berry Pierre

Topics Covered:

00:21 – Introduction: Today, Dr. Berry is going to discuss why it’s important that your doctor speaks your language

02:31 – Who is who: Talking about the different types of patients and doctors in the space of healthcare

07:02 – A match or not: What happens when you’re not in the right doctor-patient relationship? Why does Dr. Berry constantly adjust the type of physician he needs to be?

09:00 – The backstory: Dr. Berry mentions the TikTok video that led him to record this week’s episode

(Check the video of the therapist by clicking this link: TikTok)

14:21 – The course: Recognizing who you are, the type of patient that you are, and choosing the right doctor for you

(Join Dr. Berry’s FREE course on how to choose the right doctor by going to this link: Right Doctor)

15:59 – Clear or not: Why you should ask patients what they understood as the doctor discussed things about their concerns

19:31 – To-Do: Dr. Berry leaves you with homework to let your doctor know what type of patient you actually are

Notable Quotes:

“I think one of the reasons why I am as great as a physician that I am, you know, to my own horn, is that not only do I recognize all of these different types of patients; I recognize that even in me, I am all of those different types of doctors.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“When I talk about this doctor-patient relationship, a lot of it can be life or death, because if you’re not in the right doctor-patient relationship, you don’t trust your doctor, you won’t go see your doctor, you won’t follow the directions of the doctor; You won’t do any of those things affiliated with taking care of yourself because of that mismatch.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“When you’re taking care of yourself, when you’re following up with your doctor, if you have that level of disconnect, if that level of mismatch is occurring, that could be a life-or-death situation.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“I think it’s imperative that the doctor is interchangeable. I don’t think it’s imperative that the patient becomes imperative, because it’s their life that gets affected.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

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