We all tend to do certain things because “it’s just what you do” or out of passive acceptance of conventional wisdom. In the medical realm especially, it’s always important to reassess the why.
Seldom does a week go by where I am not asked about a surgeon I prefer for a particular disease or what hospital is best for this or that. Though these questions are important to the topic at hand, others routinely get overlooked that can hold the same if not greater importance.
Do you notice how people will get a few surgical opinions, but never interview the anesthesiologist?
Or, follow an obstetrician to a hospital that has a nice or luxurious labor and delivery floor, but lacks the highest level of neonatal intensive care unit...