Currently, I am searching for a General Practitioner for me. There is a relatively new group in the same complex as the pediatrician and they are covered through my insurance, so I thought I would start there. I asked for a "meet and greet" session with the doctor, and was told that they don't do that. They gave me a pamphlet with all the practice information and website info.
This really started me thinking. This is the #1 reason that people don't have a relationship with their primary care physician - if they have one at all. There is no "care" in "healthcare". Why would I want to see a GP who has not taken even a few minutes to get to know me? What if he is turns out to be a cranky old man and we have conflicting personalities? What if I want prescriptions and she want me to drink seaweed shakes? Face it - if I'm going to someone I have never met and take off half my clothes, I should be getting paid, not the other way around.
If you are looking for a financial advisor, you generally spend time talking with them first before giving them all your money. Shouldn't doctors take the time to begin a relationship that way as well?