To be a good doctor, in addition to teaching her patients she recognizes good listening skills are a top priority. Communicating with her patients, acquiring an understanding for their medical concerns enables her to be a better doctor. “The more a patient communicates the problem, the more they are able to help me take care of them,” she explained.
Dr. Klima recognizes that a capable family doctor has significant qualities of empathy and compassion. “Just by having those two qualities, I think that patients feel more bonded and trusting with their physician.” This applies to all patients, sometimes more specifically with adolescents. Speaking to them on their own level is something Dr. Klima values as an essential component of medical care.