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Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You’re Admitted to the Hospital

Vlad Dzhashi, M.D. - 4/19/2021 - 0

Being admitted to the hospital is a stressful situation. Here are some questions to ask so that you will be better prepared and less anxious.

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CVS Health/Aetna Responds to the Maternal Health Crisis During COVID

Joanne Armstrong, MD, MPH - 11/18/2020 - 1

While not a solution to the maternal health crisis, good communication can help expectant patients feel safe getting care during COVID-19.

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A Fatal Medical Error: Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH - 11/4/2019 - 4

A family doctor relates the sad story of a fatal medical error that killed her friend Bob and ended up influencing her work for years to come.

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A Spoonful of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

Jeremy Howick Ph.D - 6/10/2018 - 2

A recent study confirmed that doctors who use positive language reduce patient pain by a similar amount to drugs. Other trials show that positive messages have numerous benefits, ranging from helping Parkinson’s patients move their hands faster to reducing how much pain medication patients use.

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How to Achieve Better Care For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH - 1/29/2018 - 0

Listen to your patients with IBS, not just their symptoms, but for what they want and how their symptoms are affecting their day-to-day lives. They are living the one case they really know about.

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9 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

Brenda Berg - 1/16/2018 - 0

Dealing with difficult patients is never an easy task, but here are some tips that professionals can use to prevent a situation from escalating further.

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Why Digital Healthcare Can Never Replace Doctors

Jack Penner - 9/25/2017 - 0

Digital healthcare won’t replace the doctor-patient relationship because caring hands and listening ears can be medicine in and of themselves.

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A Communication Failure Between Pharmacists and Doctors

Vinay Patel, PharmD - 3/22/2017 - 1

Doctors and pharmacists are still using phones and faxes to communicate. Here is one pharmacist’s vision of how to bring the conversation into the 21st century.

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The Most Important Factors When Choosing a Primary Care Provider

Edgar Wilson - 2/12/2017 - 5

If communication fosters a strong relationship and yields results that satisfy patients, it shouldn’t matter if the provider is male, female, doctor or nurse.

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