Your relationship with your patients can affect their compliance, your treatment plans, the success of your treatment, and your sense of competence. The purpose of this article is to offer basic information about patient management. This material was developed over many years of clinical experience during which these issues have been raised and solutions and strategies have been considered. It is not the final word on how to treat a particular patient. It may be an overused phrase, but patients are people, and it is essential for us to relate to them as people. That should be your guiding rule in developing appropriate and successful patient management strategies.
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