One of the things that we all want from our doctor is someone who cares. A professional, but also a human being. We want some sort of connection to the person who is taking care of us in our time of need. Ideally, a doctor who understands us and our lifestyle.
A lot of doctors know this and often times list their personal interests in their professional bio as well as listing their clinical interests. They know that if you're a long distance runner, it only make sense to see a physician who is training for a 10k about your bothersome knee.
Family physician Dr. Scott Morrison is one of a growing number of doctors who are revealing their personal interests on a whole new level. He's blogging.
Dr. Morrison practices in O' Fallon, Illinois seeing patients of all ages in need of primary care. And for those of us outside of Illinois who suffer from a crush on Hugh Laurie or a slight TV addiction, Dr. Morison offers his blog, Polite Dissent where he de-mystifies confusing medical terms and grades each episode according to his clinical expertise.