Yesterday I was little upset as two of my old patient's decided to go to Fortis Memorial Hospital to deliver for the Glitz and the Glamour of the place.I don't blame them but it did hurt as you know you have done your best as a doctor,given them your time ( ofcourse they have paid me the consultation fees) and they even like you as a doctor but then they still decided to move on.
And then I came across priyanka who now is very close to her date of delivery.Realised she has been visiting me from her 4 weeks of pregnancy and has been so trusting and low profile that I didn't even realise that she was coming to me for so long.And I it gave me immense happiness......I just asked her........so you have been tolerating me for a while now.And her husband said......my sister delivered under your care.There was so much faith and trust in his voice.He had made my day.I had forgotten the disappointment the remaining two patients had caused.For this couple I was more important than any hospital :-)
And then I realised that I have many such patients who have been associated with for last 6 years ( since I started my practice).Who come to me for their smallest problem and I take them fore granted ( not actually).What I mean to say is that I never valued that trust,the faith and reliance shown by them,They had so many options but still they have been following me.
I thank all of you for the immense faith shown in me and it a a genuine heartfelt thanks!!
As I am typing these words so many names and faces I can think of,who deserve this thanks.
Recently I did something which I think was probably not the best thing to do.There is a saloon in DLF phase 1 which I visit for my hair cuts etc.The staff is well behaved,know their job and even go out of their way to keep me happy as a client.And recently I visited them without an appointment to get my son's hair cut,demanded for a particular stylist and when they said that I had to wait 30 minutes,I left the place and went to a new saloon.......just because I didn't wish to wait.They did a good job too but I felt guilty somewhere.There has to be a strong reason to change loyalities.
In today's fast pace world loyality probably is not the biggest virtue but then it is virtue none the less.
So thanks once again to all those who have tolerated me so far and continue to do so...........................