Every so often I come across a unique case where there is a lesson to be learned from the patients perspective and a lesson or pearl to be learned from the providers perspective. Again this is not intended to highlight mistakes or throw anyone under the bus. In these cases no providers, insurances, or health care associations will be named or called out, that is not the intent. The intent from the provider perspective is to learn or remind ourselves how to ask the right questions so you do not miss pertinent information that could skew your perspective when making treatment decisions. From the patient perspective is to remind you to listen to your body and your gut instincts. Who knows your body better than you? If a health care provider is not listening to you or taking you seriously, then by all means find another one. Take control of your health care needs and always get a second or third opinion on serious conditions or choices. It literally can be the difference between life and death.