In medical school, we are taught to listen to our patients, and if we listen hard enough, they will tell us their diagnosis. The statistic that gets thrown around is that the average amount of time a physician listens before interrupting a patient is 18 seconds. Many of us learn to use motivational interviewing skills to help communicate with our patients. These statistics and methods involve training with our ears …
Post Author: Jennifer Ribar, DO
Jennifer Ribar is an osteopathic physician.
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