Why a Doctor’s Appointment Can Feel More Like a Trip Down an Assembly Line

No wonder so many people avoid practicing routine health care.

Photo by Arno Senoner on Unsplash

I’m sitting in the dermatologist’s office, staring at the back of a nurse’s head while she clicks away at a computer and talks to someone (not me) through a pair of earbuds. If she’s going to ignore me, I may as well do the same. So, I pull out my cell phone and start making…



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Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.