I'm far from swayed LOL in fact I've yet to gain anything at all from this particular one - nothing I've had to ask 'Oh - why do you say that? What are your thoughts on whatever it is?' whereas the previous chap you could really engage with Hey Dr S - what d'you think about whatever? and he'd ask me stuff, Have you ever tried .... or Have you heard of .... - plus we also had human conversations like Pete saying as we sat down You look like you've been on holiday somewhere sunny! - Oh - we went home. Where's home? Kerala. Oooh - I've been there - just once! Less touristy and organised for them, than Goa LOL
Always cheerful, very knowledgeable, exceedingly sensible - appreciating that patients are first and foremost PEOPLE and have their own lives and lots of other priorities and 'just have to fit this thing in' - same as he fits us in, in between living HIS own life. First time I ever met him I was amazed about how much he knew about me when I walked in - my God! - he's read my file!
The current twerp is more like a recording of a textbook and possibly they pack him away in a metal cupboard in between clinic sessions, and re-charge him.