We were all really pleased with the doctor who took care of my father. He answered all of our questions clearly and helped us to prepare for what lay ahead. He was gentle in his dealings with my father, and at the end of each meeting he shook all of our hands.
You won't always feel good when you leave the doctor's office, but you should feel like all your questions were answered adequately and that you have a firm grasp of what's going on. In a situation where so much pain is caused by things which are not in your control, making sense of medical conditions can give you some measure of confidence in your ability to cope with a difficult reality.