Are your patients always honest with you about their symptoms and related conditions? Do they treat your staff with the proper level of respect and courtesy? We all know that both patients and physicians are equal contributors to the doctor-patient relationship, yet this partnership isn't always as constructive and amiable as either side would hope. Are there simple rules we can encourage our patients to follow toward making a positive impact on this relationship? Dr. Rob Lamberts, board-certified internist and pediatrician, and author of the popular blog Musings of a Distractible Mind, prioritizes several keys from the patient's perspective toward maintaining a good working relationship with you, their healthcare provider.