Most patients do not demand perfection. Not cure. Not even relief, no matter what the TV commercials promise or how badly they wish them to be true. Patients want someone who listens longer and lets them express themselves in their own words? Someone who cares about the outcome—their personal outcome—and not just the “clinical course”? What they all desire is a plan that connects them to another human being—their doctor—which is a kind of relief all its own.