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Patient Doctor Relationship

Rebranding 'Patients' as 'Health Care Consumers': Tread With Extreme Caution

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Those of us in favor of universal access to care argue that health care is not a commodity. Those who can't afford health care are priced out of it, and health care is no longer a public good, like public education and clean water.

Is This The Key To Preventing Missed Doctor Visits Among HIV Patients?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

For people living with HIV, strict adherence to appointments and medication regimens is vital to managing their condition and keeping it from progress...

Take Charge! How The Internet Could Impact Your Health

Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study is quelling any fears that online interaction with doctors -- whether it involves the ability to look up test results online, ask doctors ...

How Close Is Too Close?

Alexandra Pisano | Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago
Alexandra Pisano

The surgeon saved your life. Do you hug him to say thank you? Do you let the nurse who delivered your healthy baby hug you?

Is Logical and Effective Health Care Delivery Still Possible?

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

We all need to be part of the solution. If so, then everyone benefits from improved health, and health care services can be provided in a prudent, efficient and effective way.

Should Physicians Be Cool Or Compassionate?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Compassion means more than "suffering with." It involves entering the mind-space of other persons so completely that one senses what the experience of illness is like for them.

Medicine By The Numbers

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

There is no numeric substitute for direct and clear communication between a doctor and patient. That said, making sense of medical statistics can go a long way in helping a patient.

The Power of Words: Revising the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

As doctors, we are not trained to understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive. Words can become swords and, like a scalpel, kill or cure.