by Karen J. Zielinski, O.S.F. Competency in a healthcare professional is, of course, of utmost importance. But equally important is having a doctor who possesses the bedside manner that fits best with your personality. A good doctor-patient relationship is dependent on both parties working together to make the best decisions. This CareNote helps patients fulfill this commitment in sections titled: Take responsibility, Participate actively with your healthcare team, Talk to your healthcare professionals, and Remember that your healthcare providers want you to stay healthy!