Studies have found that doctors receive higher scores in patient surveys when the doctor and patient share race or ethnicity. Minority patients who have doctors from their own race, will consent more often to preventive services like cardiovascular screenings and immunizations. Some other studies have found that the doctor and patient speaking the same language is important. And then there are studies that show doctor-patient race or ethnicity have no bearing on the care that the patients receive. But let's leave all the studies aside for now. How about you? Does your doctor's or your pediatrician's ethnicity matter to you? When you have a choice, do you choose or avoid doctors based on race, ethnicity or language? Why? . .