It’s no secret the world is getting grayer – not with respect to climate, but in terms of population advancing in years. In 2013, there were nearly 579 million people age 65 and older around the globe. By the year 2050 it is projected to be over 1.45 billion.
It’s an unfortunate reality that many people dread going to the doctor, fearing that their concerns won’t be addressed or the doctor’s too busy or isn’t really listening to them. Studies have shown that patients appreciate the rare physician that spends just the right amount of time with them, giving the patient their undivided attention.