Doctors

On regular doctor visits for
later years medical conditions
I ask if various medical factors
affect my conditions, ask how
I can mitigate their effects.
Already in his fifties the doctor
is patient, polite, tolerant of my
questions but no discussions
further develop. In a sole doctor
practice I can ask no further.

As one condition evolves into
a serious phase I embark on
the process of changing
doctors in today’s world.
I fill in enrolment pages
state official numbers
consent to patient records
transfer. The previous doctor’s
administrator rings, lambasts
me for moving on. With relief
I complete my patient entry
interview with a senior nurse.

Now I see a doctor who talks
to me as human being.

Doctors