1) Strongly believes that my knowledge as a doctor is limited. "I do the treating but God ultimately does the healing". 2) that the patient must actively participate in his/her health care. 3) that patient has the same right as I do in expressing what is in his mind and heart. 4) that I believe 100% that God answers prayer. 5. that spending enough time and attention to the patient's concern/s is one of the greatest important elements of patient-doctor relations. 6) that laughter is still one of the best medicines. 7) that thoroughness should always be the rule in every patient's encounter. 8) that I should remain open to patient's point of view since medical knowledge has never been more widely available i.e internet,literature, magazines than ever before. 9) that it is important for the patient to perceive that we are in the same level when it comes to communication. 10) that money earned is the end result of giving your best care to the patient and never the primary goal.
Dr. Medardo Santos, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Lakeland, FL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.