Good morning. I am Dr. Susie Smith. Are you Richard Clarkson?
How would you like me to address you today?
Richard is fine.
It is a pleasure to meet you, Richard. May I ask you a few more background questions before we start?
In our effort to promote an inclusive and respectful environment, we like to know our patient’s pronouns. The pronouns used when others talk about me are "she" and "her"’ How about you? What pronouns should we use for you?
I use “he” and “him,” I guess.
Great. Thank you.