But before you get upset, consider this. People who have chosen the clinical field as a profession are held to a higher standard when it comes to protecting your privacy. They are extremely respectful of how their actions may affect you. By not initiating the conversation this gives you the opportunity to continue going about your day. Maybe you’re with someone who you don’t feel comfortable talking to about your diagnosis, maybe you’re in a rush, or maybe, just maybe, you don’t feel like talking.
We understand! And because your privacy is so important to us we will let you call all the shots. Of course, we would love to say hello. As our patients you hold a special place in all of hearts. It’s the reason we got into patient care in the first place.
So the next time you see someone in the community, say hello—unless of course you don’t feel like it. In which case, just keep on walking. We’ll see you at your next appointment with a warm smile either way.