Signs and symptoms

robert bell rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Sat Sep 13 22:09:24 UTC 2014


I have always thought that the well informed patient who can ask questions and develop a relationship with their physician will get better healthcare.

Is there a place to “educate" patients on how best to do this and how to best interact with physicians?

On the the physician side do they need to appreciate that a well informed questioning patient is likely to help them with their diagnoses and management?  Is that mentioned in Med School?

Rob Bell, M.D.
On Sep 13, 2014, at 10:49 AM, Vic Nicholls <nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Or of not listening to patients, which I find happens a lot. We're not the enemy although many think we are. 
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> Victoria
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> On 9/12/2014 1:37 AM, Peggy Zuckerman wrote:
>> How about starting with a review of what is considered to be "classical symptoms" and determining the percentage of diagnosed patients with the associated disease truly have those symptoms?  Too often patients are told that the failure to have the symptoms historically found with the disease precludes the patient from having that disease. 
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>> Not being in the risk group, too old, too young, wrong ethnicity,wrong gender, lack of response to some medication, lack of some symptom, failure to report the same..the list goes on.
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>> Peggy Zuckerman
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