The first step toward better health care is to create a satisfactory patient-doctor relationship with a general or primary care physician, wrote UTMB’s Dr. Michael Warren in his It’s Your Health column. “You will not reach even this stage if you ‘shop around,’ forever trying to find either the ‘best’ doctor or the one who will tell you exactly what you want to hear. Of course, you must be comfortable with your primary care physician; the basis of a good doctor-patient relationship is honesty and open communication between the two parties. But the trust must work in both directions. Indeed, a patient must have faith in the doctor, but the physician cannot provide the best treatment if he or she receives either inaccurate answers to questions or only a part of the necessary information.”