I have experienced a clinic first had. I don't think I will go back. But, I do respect the people who have dedicated their experience to work there.
Patient First clinics do their best to provide the best service possible. Just as with any "franchise environment" there is always the risk of loosing the quality "bedside manner" needed in that situation. That alone can be more stressful than the ailment you seek treatment for.
Life will always bring opportunities to be stressed out, the best solution is to create a space in your life where you can manage stress effectively, before you face an added challenge to have to visit a doctor.
At The Reid Stress Management Center for Women we provide just that! In addition to Therapeutic massage therapy, we provide stress reduction therapy in the form of meditation hour, work shops, spiritual healing, Pastoral care and a travel club.
So next time you visit a Patient First Clinic be mindful of the potential challenges and accept treatment from a perspective of wholeness. After you are all bandaged up... Come see us!