As long as doctors like Tiffany Ingham, M.D., exist, patients will have trouble truly being engaged and an integral part of their healthcare process. Make no mistake about it, the dismissive doctor is a culture barrier we still face as patients.

Can you imagine someone having the gall to tell you they want to punch you in the face while disparaging everything about the way you look and act? If this has happened to you, you probably were at a bar, sporting event, or some other raucous occasion where alcohol is heavily consumed.

How about the doctor’s office?

Can you imagine if that someone trashing you was a licensed medical practitioner whose care you were in at the time they said it? Not only that, but imagine if they said it while you were under sedation and unable to respond.

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