When offering a compliment be specific about the behaviors he and his staff provided, for example you could start the conversation with an opening such as: "I just wanted to personally thank you for the great medical care you provided me during a very stressful time." Then offer him some specific behavioral examples of how he and his staff provided quality care.
You could close this part of the conversation by saying, "thanking people is a personal value of mine and I think it is too often overlooked in today's society." This will give you an opportunity to change the subject by talking about the values he teaches his own child or how sometimes it may be difficult to teach children values in a fast-paced society, etc.
On the other hand, it is possible that the medical care your doctor provided was not beyond what he provides all his patients.
It could be that he is just an extremely caring professional.
I also work in the healthcare field and am very aware of the unwritten rules and boundaries of the physician-patient relationship.
I have not acted on my feelings of interest because of this.
If this were to be the case, it could also mean that while you are reading up on body language, there is a possibility that you are misreading his verbal and non-verbal communication.
Whether this doctor is or is not interested in you beyond being his patient, you'll never know unless you're willing to take a risk and go for it.
Dear Hollie, Flirting is such a powerful way to connect with people.He approached me about this during one of my exams to clear the air of those rumors while a tech was in the room to hear and witness him clear the air and put the rumors to rest.My eyes are healthy again (I was being treated for the eye condition for the past 3 1/2 months), I will no longer be his patient...except for once a year eye exams.The balance of power in the professional relationship between a doctor or therapist and a patient makes a sexual relationship highly suspect and unethical.It is the doctor or therapist’s responsibility and duty to ensure that his or her relationship with the patient remain as professional as possible.He could have given you (and other patients) his cell phone number because he wanted you to have a direct way to reach him during the holidays when he would not be in the office.