8. Your Doctor Learns Reluctantly
Some of the most excellent doctors in the country have been in practice for decades. They have loads of experience that just can’t be beaten. But being in medicine means having to keep up with the latest research and technologies; doctors have to be willing to continue learning in order to meet the needs of their patients’ best. Ask for your doctor’s CV so that you can see how well he or she is keeping up with things.
What are the latest conferences that he or she attended? Does he or she have any contributions to medical journals? What kind of continuing education credit is he or she obtaining? If you feel that your doctor’s knowledge base may be outdated, you might need to find a new doctor.