Day 18: Discover your patients’ passions

A good way to make your consulting life more interesting is to explore your patients in a different way. As doctors, we are not just students of diseases. We are students of life, for life. The more we learn about the habits and lifestyles of our patients, the more we will know how best to help them. So today, discover something new about your patients. Surprise them and surprise yourself. In the midst of your consultation, ask: “So tell me, what’s your hobby?”, “What do you do to make you happy?”, “What makes you tick?”, “What do you love to do with your days?” See where the conversation takes you. The few times that I’ve done this, I’ve been absolutely impressed by how amazing my patients are. Go find their passions and learn something novel today.