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Doctor Patient Relationships

New Doctor-Patient Relationships

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

The primary issue when using the Internet as a source of medical information concerns the accuracy and validity of the material. Patients should be aware that there is no quality control mechanism or measure in place that certifies the reliability of the information presented.

To Know or Not to Know?

Nathan Risinger | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

We often equate knowledge with power: The more we know, the better we are able to make decisions. Unfortunately, there are cases where ignorance really may be bliss, and Alzheimer's isn't the only one.

Primary Care Is in Crisis

Lydia Dugdale, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lydia Dugdale, M.D.

The insufferable pace of primary care combined with the erosion of the doctor-patient relationship deters young physicians from entering the field. In my graduating class of 30 or so internal medicine trainees, only two of us chose to go into primary care.

Humanizing the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Online

Mark Britton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Britton

While the internet will never -- and should never -- replace a patient's in-person interaction with his or her doctor, it has created an unprecedented level of access to information about various symptoms and conditions, and also about the doctors themselves.

Charting Changes in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

As the relationship between physicians and their patients continues to shift, it is important for both sides to remember that the practice of health care is a partnership as well as a profession.