iPatients get wonderful care. Real patients: Well, take a guess

Physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and has given presentations worldwide, focusing on the human side of medicine.  In his terrific TED talk, he passionately argues that in the midst of overwhelming data and technology, we must never lose sight of the patient.

“When we shortcut the physical exam, we not only overlook simple diagnoses, but we’re losing much more than that.”

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  • militarymedical

    Wonderful – I would not have expected less. I’ve had my PCP for about eight years now and he has NEVER seen me naked, Not that that would be such a thrill for either of us, but how do you know your patient if you failed to do a head-to-toe exam at the beginning of the professional relationship?

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