Should You “Fire” a Patient Who Won’t Cooperate with Their Treatment Plan?

Determining whether or not to “fire” a patient is a notoriously difficult decision for doctors in every type of practice. You are so busy, patients who don’t seem to care about their own well-being can feel frustrating and a waste of your time. Even though it’s generally considered a last-resort option, there are times when informing a noncompliant patient that they should seek care elsewhere is ultimately the best choice for both you and the patient. Why Noncompliance Is a Big Deal