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Doctors and Patients

Navigating Health Care and Information -- Health Care Journalists Share Insights for Consumers (Part 1)

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

With more consumers turning to the Internet to search for health information, the process can be labor intensive, leaving consumers confused and wondering if the information presented is accurate or just hype.

Time for a Bit of Common Sense

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If Americans are out of shape due to poor exercise, too much sugar, too much salt, etc., can the outcomes be expected to be stellar? To what degree can we hold the physicians, surgeons and hospitals responsible for reported longer length of hospital stays and poor outcomes?

Choosing Wisely, Indeed

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Culture shifts with regard to medical practice come slowly, but having this collaborative style effort from thought leaders of reputable organizations underscores both the timeliness and urgency of these recommendations.

Hello Dr. Hasty, See You Later!

Carine Fabius | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Needless to say, I was very relieved when I left the office of Dr. #4. I loved hearing that I wouldn't need a hysterectomy and that I no longer had pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. But I couldn't help being shocked at how little curiosity he'd shown over a promising new treatment for his patients.

Tips for Talking to Arrogant Doctors

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

I know as well as anyone how many demands doctors face. We feel pressure to be on time, get a detailed medical history and not make mistakes. But how much time does it take to say hello and give a patient the sense that you are there to help? According to medical research, it does not take much time at all.

Goodbye Blank Screen

David J. Hellerstein, M.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David J. Hellerstein, M.D.

We older therapists, digital immigrants -- if not digital refugees -- may cling to the delusion we can hide ourselves from the Web. For the younger generation, digital natives all, there will be no way to erase their footprints.

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.

How to Woo a Doctor

Aisling Carroll | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

Wanting to be that special patient who crowds the doctor's thoughts, I engage in everything from mild flirtation to outrageous baking.

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.

Beyond the Exam Room: A New Era in Health Care

Stephen J. Downs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen J. Downs

It's is exciting and it's quite possible that one day, treating a patient without data from her day-to-day experience will seem as quaint as looking at the belly without the aid of a handheld ultrasound.