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January 2024                                                     Viewpointe, Page 7
                                                                                                           Do You Love Your
                    Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.

               6909 SW 18th St., Suite A120  A special Thank You to our monthly volunteer contributing writers  Doctor? Does Your
                 Boca Raton, FL 33433
          Office (561) 395-7551 Fax (561) 395-5936  Steve Handwerker  Elyse Weintraub Brown  Yishai Mizrahi
               Email:   Judith Levy       Hillary Reynolds         Ashley Rozo         Doctor Love You?
                                            Dr. Ronald J. Meyers  Oris Martin          Tonya Jansson
        Access Control                      Lisa Sileo        Peter Sachs              The Pap Corps
        Operator: (561) 395-3392            Harold Katz       Arthur Dermer            Robert W. Goldfarb  By Harold Katz, R.Ph.
        Voice mail system: (561) 395-3369   Harriet Rubin     William A. Gralnick      Marci Woodward
        Website:         Anne Gannon       Milagros Gutierrez de Herrera  Josette Veltri
                                                                                                              Let’s define the word love
        Staff                                 The views of the writers of the various articles in this newspaper do not   for our purposes in this article.
        April Narine, General Manager      necessarily reflect the views of the Boca Pointe Community Association.   When two people get along
        Lisa Cammaleri, Assistant Manager  The Association nor the individual writers are not responsible for claims or
        Diane Esola, Administrative Assistant  promises contained in any advertising material appearing in the Viewpointe.   pleasantly, share necessary
        Marcel Dos Santos, Director of Security  Such claims and promises are the sole responsibility of the individual   information, and generally
                                           advertiser.                                                     find it easy to talk to each
          Viewpointe of Boca Pointe is the newspaper                                                       other on any subject, this is
        of Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.
        Please  direct  all  questions,  comments  or                                                      the environment that benefits
        articles for Viewpointe to lisa.cammaleri@                                                         both doctor and patient.                                                                                    Pew research and others
                                                                                                           have found reasons for the cooling of the love affair, first
                                                                                                           between doctor and patient:
                                                                                                              1. Patient skips appointments, does not even call in.
                                                                                                              2. Patient is continually late for appointments.
                                                                                                              3. Patient does not take medications as prescribed.
                                                                                                              4. Frequently comes with friend who offers her own
            Happy New Year                                                                                   symptoms, etc.
                                                                                                              5. Is not forthcoming with important information,

                                                                                                           Between patient and doctor:

                                                                                                                1. Always has to wait 1 1/2 hours past the scheduled time.
                                                                                                              2. Waiting room is always crowded and
                                                                                                              3. Is certain Doctor’s front office personnel dislike her.
                                                                                                              4. Doctor looks and talks to his computer. “I am the
                                                                                                              5. Doctor looks tired and overworked; not as friendly
                                                                                                           as before.
                                                                                                              For all of the above reasons on both sides of the
                                                                                                           “love  affair”,  each  should  find  another  partner.  Ideal
                                                                                                           communications between doctor and patient will not take
                                                                                                           place for a good diagnosis. That is the recommendation
                                                                                                           of psychologists who have studied this field.
                                                                                                              However, in the present environment, there is a shortage
                                                                                                           of physicians; Medicare requirements impinge on their
                                                                                                           time spent with the patient; and some insurance companies
                                                                                                           make it difficult to handle the patient’s paperwork. In some
                                                                                                           areas, no internists or general practitioners are accepting
                                                                                                           new patients. This may not be much of a problem for the
                                                                                                           present generation who are already acclimated to less
                                                                                                           personal connections, but to older generations it can be
                                                                                                           and is traumatic.
                                                                                                              The final result may be
                                   Any listings received in                                                that some practitioners retire
                                                                                                           earlier than they  normally
                 January of 2024 will receive a complimentary                                              would and others convert to
                                                                                                           VIP practices to relieve the
                                     Pre Home inspection                                                   pressure on their lives. Some
                                                                                                           patients seek relief by entering patient groups in which
                                                                                                           they cannot choose their own doctor, pharmacy, or hospital
                                     or a Home Warranty.                                                   despite their earlier needs or wishes. In both cases, it is
                                                                                                           a matter of flexing to the rapid changes in the practice of
            Call today to schedule your listing market analysis.                                           medicine as we knew it … and as the future will be for
                                                                                                           our children and grandchildren.

                                                                                                              Harold Katz R.Ph., Edgewater Estates. 

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                                                                                                            Group Notice

                                                                                                               We  are  a  women’s  group  who  remember  Reva
                                                                                                            Tucker. Hot Topics has resumed meetings every Friday
                                                                                                            and are seeking new members. Please join us for lively
                                                                                                            discussions at 11:00am to 12:30pm at the Boca Pointe
                                                                                                            Community Office. If you would like more information
                                                                                                            or to sign up, please call 561-715-8298. 
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