This column gives the impression that I’m a skilled, caring physician.
Am I really that good?… Asked to make a case, I might mention several diagnostic coups, but anecdotes are the lowest form of evidence. Don’t believe any claim backed by an anecdote. Still, I’m confident that I’m at least better than average.
I mention this because readers often ask me to be their doctor. Since I make housecalls exclusively, I can’t be anyone’s family doctor.
These requests bring up a serious problem: how do you find a good doctor?