patient anxiety

Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patientsPatients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
Help your patients out of their optical comfort zoneOne Sunday afternoon while at our local mall, I ran into Mary, a wonderful lady who has been a loyal patient for many years. We exchanged pleasantries, she asked about my family, and I inquired about her new grandchild.
Video in the exam room: Should you allow patients to record visits?Experts discuss why this trend is coming, and what physicians can do to both protect themselves and meet their patients' needs.
Calming kids’ hospital anxietiesWith a little creativity, doctors and hospital staff can alleviate the anxieties of their young patients.