- Your doctor will ignore you now. Baer, Adam // Men's Health;Oct2007, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p106
The author discusses the importance of looking for the right doctor. He recounts his experience of being ignored by several doctors, all saying that nothing is wrong with him, until he finally found one physician to give him the right diagnosis. He says that his experience has taught him to...
- THE HEALTH MISTAKE AMERICANS MAKE. Bacher, Renée // Prevention;Mar2008, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p45
This article concerns getting a second opinion on a medical diagnosis or treatment plan. The article offers situations in which you must get a second opinion, how to get the best guidance from them, how to find a doctor to give you a second opinion, and how to tell your original doctor you are...
- Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms. Jackson, Jeffrey L.; George, Susan; Hinchey, Sherri // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p540
The author reflects on the subgroup of patients with medically unexplained symptoms. He points out the characteristics of difficult patient encounters as both patient and physician characteristics play a role. He emphasizes the need for performing a careful history and physical examination and...
- Maintaining positive patient relationships. Pena, Annie // Dermatology Times;Apr2004 Supplement 2, Vol. 25, pS18
Focuses on the importance of maintaining positive patient relationships. Provision of coffee and pastries to patients seeking medical tests; Efforts of overcoming language barrier; Provision of information resources to patients.
- When we label patients, we mistreat them. Johnson, Sigrid R. // Medical Economics;12/04/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 23, p89
Relates the ordeal experienced by the author's sister when she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and went into coma, and how that experience shaped the author's practice as a physician. Labeling of patients by physicians and medical personnel to distance themselves from emotionally charged...
- Why I wouldn't give in to Rachel. Fisher, Katherine // Medical Economics;3/21/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p93
Relates how a physician dealt with a patient who demanded a prescription for antibiotics. History of the patient; Refusal to acknowledge request for referral; Threat of complaint to the Board of Medical Examiners.
- Shopping for surgery. Taylor, Kathryn // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;7/20/93, Vol. 67 Issue 14, p42
Discusses patient involvement in decision making as a health care reality. Effect of physicians' interaction with patients; Growth in outcomes data; Start of health care consumer movement in the early 1980s; Quality-of-life outcomes as central to shared decision making; Balancing act for...
- Patients' Trust in Physicians: Many Theories, Few Measures, and Little Data. Pearson, Steven D.; Raeke, Lisa H. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jul2000, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p509
Trust is one of the central features of patient-physician relationships. Rapid changes in the health care system are feared by many to be threatening patients' trust in their physicians. Yet, despite its acknowledged importance and potential fragility, rigorous efforts to conceptualize and...
- Providers need on-hand data to offset patients' misinformation. Frabotta, David // Managed Healthcare Executive;Feb2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p33
Determines the social healthcare responsibilities of physicians. Inclusion of health plans in medical care; Collaborative relationship of physician with patients; Implementation of Kaiser Permanente clinical information system.