The Expert about Me
During a routine clinic visit in a striking reversal of traditional roles, the doctor said to Lance, "You’re the expert." He was asking Lance to participate in his own health care and offer his perspective and expertise about a subject he had become well acquainted with through the years: himself. "We need you to tell us what works and what doesn’t work for you," said the doctor, recognizing that Lance had a wealth of information and insight to share about his health. That simple but crucial invitation is part of what makes Lance a satisfied patient of HCMC. "It’s about working together,” said Lance. "You bring your own expertise and the doctor brings theirs."