Posts Tagged Books

How Doctors DON’T Think: Groopman on the Today Show

My physician-guru, Dr. Jerome Groopman, was on the Today Show this morning to highlight some of the excellent points he made in his book, How Doctors Think. (My editorial opinion — it’s a must-read for anyone who is having trouble getting diagnosed correctly.) But I’m beginning to swerve from my usual train of thought surrounding […]

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Doctors are Blamers or Fixers, too

A week ago, I posted about Blamers and Fixers. Blamers are those people who have been hurt by our healthcare system in some way, and can’t get beyond the hurt. They are stuck in the anger, frustration and pain. It’s understandable, certainly, especially in cases where some permanent horror has come from it. From the […]

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Docs: It’s OK to Say You Don’t Know

I’m spending a few days visiting my parents in Florida and brought along Dr. Jerome Groopman’s book, How Doctors Think. This is my second reading of this incredibly eye opening and wonderfully useful book. I’m a major fan. This time I’m actually highlighting and post-it noting and starring and turning down page corners. It will […]

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Groopman, CNN: Fire Your Doctor

Fabulous article for patients today! From one of my empowered patient gurus, Dr. Jerome Groopman, and CNN. Read it and act if necessary! http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/08/16/ep.fire.your.doc/index.html ……………… Want more tools and commentary for sharp patients? Sign up for Every Patient’s Advocate once-a-week or so email tips Or link here to empower yourself at EveryPatientsAdvocate.com ………………

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Doctors: How to Treat an Angry Patient

It’s not often I aim my blog posts toward doctors and providers, but this follow up post to Hell of the Angry Patient is just that; a follow up with ideas for doctors who find themselves and their staffs confronted with an angry patient. Forgive the regurgitation of some of the earlier post, but I […]

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