How Doctors Think

Doctors rely on your history, their examination of you, laboratory studies, their own personal experience, and the medical literature to draw conclusions that determine for them how you should be treated. While physicians think statistically, patients may think anecdotally. A … Continue reading

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The Patient Advocate

Seriously ill patients have tough questions to answer. For example, who will represent me if I can’t properly represent myself? What “code status” do I desire if my heart stops? You should think and hope for positive things to occur, … Continue reading

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Being in the Hospital

Being an inpatient in a hospital isn’t easy. The surroundings are new, and strangers are caring for you. You may have been admitted without warning from a physician’s office or the emergency room. There are lots of activities going on … Continue reading

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