Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Doctor Will See You-If You're Quick

From the article: "In an age when surgeons use robots and medicine is growing increasingly technological, time turns out to be one of the doctor’s most precious gifts to patients. Just showing up in the hospital room or calling a patient at home a couple of times during the week after an office visit can make a big difference in how patients feel, says UC Davis’s Richard Kravitz. With a few small gestures, even a fraught relationship can be smoothed out. After that, he says, “You and the patient are bonded forever.” Read more