Bryan Vartabedian, MD, opines on whether or not to bring a gift to your physician:
The world of patient care is changing quickly and not for the better. Caring for the chronically ill is stressful, backbreaking work. If you’ve got a relationship that works think about pointing out the value in what you’ve got. Gourmet pears aside, remember that a sincere, heartfelt thank-you represents one of the best gifts you can give your doctor.