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Physician Patient Relationship

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I am excited about the new recommendations simply because they indirectly acknowledge a simple fact. We are all unique -- not one of us mirrors the chemistry, the biology, the genetics or the lifestyle of our sisters.

Medicine at the Mercy of a Metaphor: Why We Need to Speak Differently About Death and Disease

Pranay Sinha | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Pranay Sinha

I believe that leaving the metaphor of war behind and finding more appropriate imagery will change health care for the better. After all, patients need doctors, not generals.

When Doctors Become Salesmen, Patients Pay the Price

David Magee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
David Magee

I ran the numbers. My 20 percent co-pay on their inflated price was more than I would have paid had I bought it online and left my insurance company out of it. It gnawed at me.

The Physician-Patient Relationship

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Physicians need to lose the paternal attitude, embrace the new doctor/patient paradigm and gain some new partners who can help us prevent disease, manage big health global concerns (heart disease, cancer, hypertension) and shape a healthier world.

What the US Can Learn From China's Health Care Reform

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Leana Wen, M.D.

This year, America has a once-in-a-generation chance to fix our broken health care system. As policy-makers discuss implementation of the Accountable Care Act, they should learn from China's experience and decide whether they see medical care as a commodity or social provision.

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.