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Will Video Chat Destroy the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

Danea Horn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

Given past blunders, we have a ways to go with the industry as a whole, but I know that it is possible to integrate technology, maybe even video chat, with compassionate care.

Doctor's Office Etiquette: While You Wait

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

We all know that doctors are often unable to meet their appointment times. The waiting room is called that for a reason. But you can make the wait more pleasant for yourself and others by following a few guidelines.

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn't Need to Know

Adam Levin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Levin

Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm and while they may be very good, or even the best, at what they do, the continuing parade of breach announcements in the health care area is a clear indication that many haven't a clue when it comes to information security.

All I Want for Christmas Is Bronchitis: Scrooge and Healthcare

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Kevin Walsh

I jumped through the hoops of reciting my last ten days, hoping to speed up the journey to the antibiotic my fifty years with this body has trained me to rightfully expect when I can whistle Jingle Bells through my throat. Sure enough, they agreed.

In the Moment

Robert Johnston | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Johnston

If the doctor is talking to fast and you can't remember what he said two sentences ago? Speak up! Ask him to repeat himself. It's also a good idea to bring someone along with you that can be there to hear things as well.

10 Things To Bring With You To Every Doctor's Appointment

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are at an appointment with your doctor. She asks you for something, say, the dosage of your cholesterol medication or the results of your recent blood draw you had. You think to yourself, shoot, if only I brought that with me!

The Doctor Will See You ... Sometime? The Longest And Shortest Doctor's Office Wait Times By State

Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living

The doctor-patient relationship is a delicate thing. And perhaps nothing is more irksome with today's mile-a-minute schedules than wasting time in the...

'The Doctor Will Call You if Anything Is Wrong'

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Sometimes the doctor will say "If you don't hear from me, everything is fine." Well, given the complexity and comprehensiveness of medical exams nowadays, that's probably not a good idea. And honestly, it's never been a good idea to assume no news is good news.

U.S. Doctors' Have A Big Secret

CNN Money | Posted 01.05.2012 | Small Business

Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke. This quiet reality, which is spreading nationwide, is claimi...

8 Guidelines for Communicating With Doctors

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Many people see doctors as experts who are going to fix them and therefore give over all sense of personal responsibility.

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.