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9 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

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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How Doctors Can Create a Sustainable Culture of Health

In order to help patients implement consistently healthy strategies, doctors must increase the number of touchpoints with them outside of office visits.
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Just Go With It: My First Patient Interview

A first-year medical student discovers the best way to interview a patient is to abandon preconceived questions and just go with it.
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Blues Taught Me to Listen—Often What Patients Need Most

A dying blues man teaches a med student that a patient's appearance and first impression only scratch the surface of what lies within.
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Why Digital Healthcare Can Never Replace Doctors

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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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
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Health Insurance Reform Could Lead to Abandoned Patients

Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
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Adherence Might Be the New Gold Standard for Quality in Healthcare

Stakeholders are looking to patients as key variables in adherence and wondering whether throwing tech at a problem will affect more than just wallets.
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Good Communication and Results Should Drive Provider Choice

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.