How to change your life for the better in just one month. [Actually, a year to work this plan might be more realistic; changing one thing a month rather than three things a week. This gives you time to create and solidify twelve new habits, a month at a time, over one year.]
Being aware of these things could greatly increase doctor-patient relationship. If a doctor is more personable, the patient will be more willing to listen to them. If the doctor has higher expectations of the patient (either in the procedure being done or recovery time) the patient will do better and try to meet those expectations. It's simple psychology, really.