Professionalism is the conduct or qualities characterized by conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession; exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace. The attitude of those in the medical profession generally is more conservative than in other career fields. Patients expect professional behavior and base much of their trust and confidence in those who show this type of demeanor. Someone whom I believe is the epitome of professionalism in the medical field is my physician. His name is Dr. C. Shane Medlock, Obstetrics & Gynecology of Sacred Heart Medical Hospital. I’ve come to know him quite well in these past couple of months. Professionalism is apparent in his actions and speech. Specific ways are the way he conducts himself in a professional manner. He always demonstrates a good attitude and persona. He tries his best to make you feel as comfortable as possible by joking and telling stories to make you laugh and be at ease. He’s extremely courteous, compassionate and considerate of your feelings. He doesn’t just straight to the point give you the news. He always asks you do you prefer the good news or bad news first. He explains everything in details so that you understand exactly what is going on. Something else I think is professional about him is he’s not like most physicians that have you waiting about forty-five minutes or maybe more past your appointment time, he has you in and out at a decent time. He makes sure his patients are satisfied with their visit and the results of the appointment. He’s known as one of the best physicians in Pensacola, Florida. That’s why I choose him for a person that I know is the epitome of professionalism in the medical field.
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