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Physical Examination

Giving The Finger To My Prostate Exam

Barry Gold | Posted 01.20.2017 | Fifty
Barry Gold

There is no shortage of humor regarding one particular part of a man's physical exam: the digital rectal exam of his prostate. See, you probably just smiled -- in your mind, at least -- at the thought.

Examining The Annual Exam

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In last week's New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel suggested that this year's resolution might be to abandon the ritual of your annual physical. The title of his column, perhaps chosen by an editor to maximize glibness and thus provocation was: "Skip your annual physical." But permit me to suggest you don't commit to that just yet. The annual physical exam warrants some more examination, a defense to follow its prosecution.

The Physical Exam Provides More Than Emotional Value

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

For a doctor-patient relationship to have meaning beyond that of a business interaction, there needs to be trust. One of the most basic ways to establish trust is to touch.