Something You Should Know about the Doctor/Patient Relationship


Your Doctor's Manners

August 7, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Barry Silverman, author of the book Your Doctors' Manners Matter: Better Health Through Civility in the Doctor's Office and in the Hospital

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Changes in the healthcare system have not been especially good for the patient experience.

 

Dr. Barry Silverman:
We have less nursing staff so the nurses are overwhelmed. The doctor’s reimbursements have been down so they try to see more and do more to keep their incomes up and the result is there’s often less communication with the patient.
 


Dr. Barry Silverman

What You Didn't Know About Back Pain - Part 2

May 20, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
80% of us will get back pain in our lifetime – 80%! Now here’s the problem…

 

Dr. Patrick Roth:
If you’re a patient and you have back pain, the place that you start defines the treatment you get as opposed to what is wrong with you – think about that, that’s terrible.
 


Dr. Patrick A. Roth

What You Didn't Know About Back Pain

May 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve never had back pain you’re lucky at least so far.

 

Dr. Patrick Roth:
At any given time 20% of people have back pain. Within the last year 40% of people have back pain. And within a lifetime 80% of people will have back pain.
 


Dr. Patrick A. Roth

When Your Doctor Ask You To Get On The Scale

May 15, 2014

 

Interview with Linda Spangle, R.N., author of the book Friends with the Scale: How to Turn Your Scale Into a Powerful Weight Loss Tool

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason people don’t like going to the doctor and may even avoid going is…

 

Linda Spangle, R.N.:
Women especially just dread getting on the scale at the doctor’s office. I think for people who are chronic dieters it’s even worse - somehow it feels like judgment.
 


Linda Spangle, R.N.

Are You Being Misdiagnosed By Your Doctor?

April 23, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of the book What You Don't Know Can Kill You: A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I'll bet you'd be surprised how often people who are seriously ill are misdiagnosed by a doctor.


Dr. Laura Nathanson:

In hospitalized patients who die and who get autopsied - it happens fifteen percent of the time. And half of those fifteen percent of deaths would have had a better prognosis if the diagnosis had been made correctly.

 


Dr. Laura Nathanson

5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor

March 31, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Melissa Clarke, author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I've Got What?: Taking Ownership of Your Health and Making Healthcare Reform Work for You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Doctor visits today are shorter than ever and in many cases take a long time to schedule. So as the patient you have to make the most of them.

 

Dr. Melissa Clarke:
I have 5 questions that you should never leave your doctor’s office without asking. The first is what’s wrong with me? And make sure you understand it in simple terms.

 


Dr. Melissa Clarke

Staying Heart Healthy

March 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. John M. Kennedy, author of the book The Heart Health Bible: The 5-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to live and long and healthy life it’s probably good to know what’s likely to kill you.

 

Dr. John M. Kennedy:
Heart disease is the #1 killer in America for both men and women. You know there 1,500 heart attacks a day, about a million deaths a year and that number is actually rising.
 


Dr. John M. Kennedy

Your Prescription Drugs

January 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?

 

Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.
 


Dr. Bill Thomas

Live Long & Be Healthy - Part 2

January 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Agus, author of the book A Short Guide to a Long Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You don’t hear about it much as you used to but taking a daily low dose aspirin may be very good for your health.

 

Dr. David Agus:
On a daily basis a low dose of an aspirin reduces inflammation which is at the route of heart disease, cancer and some of the brain diseases. 
 


Dr. David B. Agus

Concussion

November 18, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, author of the book Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot of concern today about head injuries, brain injuries, concussions particularly in sports. So what is a concussion?

 

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler:
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury meaning that there’s been an injury to the brain that is from an outside source, you’re unaware of your surroundings from briefly to 1 hour.
 


Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler

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