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Eye to Eye: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

The nature of the doctor-patient relationship changes over the course of illness. Perhaps nowhere is that truer than in oncology.

Handling Doctors

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Here's what happened to me when I recently became ill and the whole business of our relationship with doctors was suddenly brought into sharp focus.

Why Health Care Needs Social Media

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Relationships are crucial to health. We know that people with more and stronger social connections are more likely to be well and happy, and social media can bolster that.

The New Patient Manifesto: A Physician's Perspective

Gregory A. Buford, M.D., FACS | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregory A. Buford, M.D., FACS

Medicine has changed, and it has changed for the good. As medical professionals, we must meet this challenge head-on to be in a position that we can interact with you to accomplish great things.

Narrative Medicine: Patient-Centered, Touchy-Feely Health Care

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

Narrative medicine, and the resulting application of its principles to medical ethics, seems to me a bright new star in the universe of medical possibilities.

Too Few Doctors Tell Patients They're Overweight

Health | Matt McMillen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many people who are overweight and obese either don't realize it or are in denial -- and too few doctors are setting them straight, according to a...

How To Be A Smart Patient

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

But it is your body, your health, and your life. You are the boss -- so act like it!

Tips For Coping With The Stress Of A Medical Emergency

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is natural to shift blame to a God who doesn't care, a doctor who is inaccessible, or an insurance plan that is heartless. It is natural to shift blame, but not constructive.

Medicine By The Numbers

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

There is no numeric substitute for direct and clear communication between a doctor and patient. That said, making sense of medical statistics can go a long way in helping a patient.

The Limit To What Doctors Understand

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

How much easier it is to imply that it must be "all in the patient's head," rather than concede it is knowledge that isn't yet in ours! How easy, and how wrong.

The Power of Words: Revising the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

As doctors, we are not trained to understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive. Words can become swords and, like a scalpel, kill or cure.