However, Derm's lack of any appreciable bedside manner has me reevaluating one of my longest-held beliefs, that people don't really care if their doctor has a great bedside manner, but only really want a doctor who is very competent and does the job right.
And, painfully, I have to look hard at myself. I am, occasionally, a touch cranky. I try very very hard to not be cranky toward my patients, but I'm not in such denial to say I never act cranky with a patient.
Physician, heal thine own bedside manner. Me first.