Should doctors treat family members?

In a profession that is too often inhuman as it is, that would seem to give a more human aspect to it.

The best doctors take a personal interest in their patients. Our pediatrician treats her own kids, and is a great pediatrician. Allie’s eye surgeon has a disabled son. My cardiologist in Virginia said his own health problems many years ago changed his practice. Gianna’s gastroenterologist has celiac disease himself. My longtime cardiologist here in SC, Dr. Stavrou, lost a Marfan patient shortly before I started seeing him, and has always been concerned about me as a person.

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