August 11, 2014

IF YOU WERE SICK IT WOULDN'T REQUIRE SCREENING TO FIND SOMETHING WRONG:

The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About the Medical Profession (Dr. Gilbert Welch, Aug. 11, 2014, WSJ)


What's the biggest misconception about us doctors? That when it comes to your current health, we know more than you do.

For most patients, it's simply not true.

I'm not saying we have nothing to offer; I am saying how you feel says a lot. That's why good doctors take the time to explore how patients feel. For patients who feel bad, we'll explore what makes them feel worse-and what makes them feel better. Not infrequently, the information gleaned from this exploration-we call it the history-point to both a diagnosis and a strategy for managing the problem.

And if you're one of those who feel healthy, it's just possible you might be right.
Posted by at August 11, 2014 5:22 PM
  
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