Several months ago, I acquired an eye condition that required seeing an ophthalmologist until the condition is treated.I was extremely interested in my ophthalmologist from the day I met him.The balance of power in the professional relationship between a doctor or therapist and a patient makes a sexual relationship highly suspect and unethical.
(Single) He even called me to give me his cell phone number in case I needed anything while he was out of town for the Christmas Holiday.
At some point, there were rumors around his office that we were dating.
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.