A recent study from the Wall Street Journal indicated that 15-25% of physicians have patients that they see as troublesome. I would imagine that the statistics for consumers might be even higher. The difficulty in developing a patient – physician relationship is that some practices have grown so large that we often see the physician’s assistant or the medical assistant if our problem is not significant enough for our physician. The old standard of having a relationship with our physician has gone by the wayside. However there are smaller practices that give greater attention to patients. If you’re truly dissatisfied with your physician perhaps it’s time to consider a change.