Why pain and fear are every GP's friend

And how distraction is increasingly becoming a GP's greatest enemy

It’s been said in the world of business that people only buy two things: Good feelings and solutions to problems.


In medicine, the single most important factor that brings patients through our doors isn’t a “towards” kind of desire, but an “away” one - away from feeling bad.

More specifically, it is pain and fear that most often cause patients to call and ask for an appointment.

They hopefully leave with good feelings and solutions to their problems, but that only happens when we have the knowledge,