Truth is, I’ve received more wisdom from my patients than I’ve ever given them

Dr Pam Rachootin.

Patients may forget to disclose the most amazing things, like a past medical history of a Whipple’s procedure, or a previous cancer diagnosis, or diabetes, or bipolar disorder.

Patients may reveal the most amazing things, like a pillar of society admitting to their youthful dabbling with cocaine, or a septuagenarian, engaged and enjoying her grandchildren, who confides that she is still grieving the loss of a pregnancy in her 20s.