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What every patient should know about his health and his doctor

R. Douglas Collins

What every patient should know about his health and his doctor

a guide to symptoms, common diseases, diagnostic tests, medications and treatments, home health care, and the periods of life

by R. Douglas Collins

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Published by Exposition Press in New York .
Written in English

  • Medicine, Popular.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] R. Douglas Collins.
    SeriesAn Exposition-banner book
    LC ClassificationsRC81 .C713 1973
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 406 p.
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5434359M
    ISBN 100682477362
    LC Control Number73082084

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What every patient should know about his health and his doctor; a guide to symptoms, common diseases, diagnostic tests, medications and treatments, home health care, and the periods of life. [R Douglas Collins]. He asked every patient to buy an ordinary exercise book, available in the shops at low cost.

In this book, the doctor (or other health professional) had to write: date. short history of the current illness (e.g. fever for 3 days, cough for 1 week) major signs and symptoms. suspected diagnosis.

Health literacy “affects every who thought he was cancer-free when his doctor told him several years ago that his prostate biopsy was “positive.” Actually, a positive biopsy indicates. Because they not only help make patients happier and more likely to have a better outcome, but also make the work of a doctor, a lot happier too.

Suneel Dhand is an internal medicine physician and author. He is the founder, DocSpeak Communications and co-founder, DocsDox. He blogs at his self-titled site, Suneel : Suneel Dhand, MD. The doctor and patient's values and perspectives about disease, life, and time available play a role in building up this relationship.

A strong relationship between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent, quality information about the patient's disease and better health care for the patient and their family.

A doctor's job is not just to ensure health and survival, he says: "It's to enable well-being. That's the argument made by Eric Topol in his new book The Patient Will See Will doctors know.

Trust: If a doctor is an active listener, patients will feel comfortable sharing every piece of information, including sensitive topics, assumptions, related myths and much more. In order to develop the best patient-doctor relationship, your patients must find you trustworthy enough to talk about other factors that affect their health.

The doctor will consider the benefits versus the risks. Several international organizations have established guidelines and recommendations based on scientific data. Every effort should be made to reduce the patient’s exposure to radiation.

A principle known as ALARA – As Low as Reasonably Achievable – guides practices. Title quote, “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” by Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness.

You know what strikes me as sort of sad. There is a whole program dedicated What every patient should know about his health and his doctor book eating wholesome food that comes from the earth. 16 Secrets Every Doctor's Receptionist Knows "I'll know not to book you next to a procedure or an annual visit, which takes longer," says Ogletree.

Patients may wait to see the doctor. Reporting Fraud and Wrongdoing. We've all heard of medical payment fraud, whether it's through taking advantage of Medicare laws or billing for services not rendered through public or private medical payment violations serve to line the pockets of those who don't deserve that extra money while forcing all citizens to pay out of their own pockets in the form of higher premiums.

If you've lost more than five percent of your usual body weight in six to 12 months, what you're experiencing is unintentional weight loss, according to one Reddit this is a common symptom of cancer. "You should be getting age appropriate cancer screening," the medical professional explained, citing pap smears, colonoscopies, mammograms, testicular exams, and prostate exams.

"In his new book, The Patient Will See You Now, Topol expertly builds upon his earlier path-finding work and explores how smartphone adoption, big data, new digital monitors of medically relevant information streams, ubiquitous computing, and larger networks are all combining to revolutionize health care far beyond what most now expect-with the exciting promise of lower costs and higher Reviews:   We don’t think our time is more important or valuable than yours.

But if you have an and the patient before you, who’s scheduled for a minute sore throat visit, mentions blood in his stool or is suicidal, can’t happen. We have to do the right thing for every patient. Don’t confuse urgency with importance or lack thereof.

The act of a physician referring patients to health providing facilities that they own or have investment interest in, and that they are in position to refer patients to is known as self-referral. This arrangement creates a conflict of interests that may obscure the physician’s sworn responsibility to promote the best interest of his patient.

A patient who does not come to his or her schedule appointment is considered a(n) _____ and must have this documented in the health record and in the appointment book.

no-show Before using an appointment book, establish the______ by marking all times that the provider is unavailable so that patients will not be schedule during those times.

10 Questions Every Man Is Afraid to Ask His Doctor. for medical or health reasons continues to be debated. This is a very personal decision that no doctor can make on behalf of his patient.

Patients should know if their doctors own a financial stake in a testing or procedure facility before a test or procedure is ordered or scheduled. They should know if a hospital is paying.

At the core of every patient is his or her medical condition or need: heart disease, pregnancy, stage 3 breast cancer, or maybe weight loss. What’s important to note here is that if an individual has a number of health issues, he or she perceives their medical needs as a whole and interconnected.

The American Society of Hematology has developed the following resources to educate the public about the importance of healthy blood and to raise the awareness of common blood diseases, such as anemia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and blood cancers. The patient was fine, but despite this investigative tour de force, Topol curiously concludes that the passenger did not require a doctor on the plane to make the diagnosis.

Thanks to technology, Gary Sullivan enjoys a new kind of relationship with his doctor. If he wakes up with a routine health question, the year-old retired engineer simply taps out a secure. The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes & How To Fix Them To Get The Care know this: A pill-happy doctor may be swayed by drug company representatives.

All the best health and wellness advice. In reality, how frequently you should see the doctor depends on your unique circumstances, health history and more. Here are six things to. Over the past 10 years, the term "patient-centered care" not doctor-centered or disease-centered care has gained traction in medical schools and conferences as a.

Generally, blood pressure should be maintained less than /80 in adults. Persistent leg or foot swelling may be a symptom of kidney disease and should be reported to your doctor. Nerve disease (neuropathy) Numbness, tingling, burning, or pain in your feet should be reported to your doctor at your regular visits.

Hard to develop accurate stats, but while you are actively treating: Ethically questionable, Practically dicey. I think what happens yet more often in my experience is a parent or grand parent interested in setting up their grandchild. I don't. About five years ago, I dusted off an unpublished piece about another patient of mine, a man who had since died, and called his only relative, his ex-wife.

She was glad to hear from me, but a bit. AZ Big Media 3 Things Every Patient Should Know. W people becoming eligible for Medicare every day and an estimated 25 million Americans expected to gain health. An empowered patient keeps track of healthcare expenses and sometimes needs at least a customer service representative from his insurance company on his side.

You won't often find medical advice from insurance companies, but you may find other, more practical advice about costs and coverage.

Patients and caregivers are valuable sources of feedback. Finally, patients and caregivers are valuable sources of feedback. Ideally, we should encourage feedback after every encounter with clinical care. We should learn from the feedback while recognizing that patient satisfaction is only one of many measures of high-quality care.

Health Buzz: What Patients Lie to Doctors About Doctors caution that patients should feel comfortable going to their doctor, and if they can't be open and honest, they should seek medical. First, we know where we can get the nerve cells that we need.

Don Zack of the Wilmer Glaucoma Center of Excellence has produced new retinal ganglion cells from skin cells of adults using a method of reprogramming cells called induced pluripotency.

The new cells look and act just as ganglion cells do. Thousands of new cells can be made in. Doctors shouldn't lie to their patients. But they do it all the time — sometimes for personal reasons but most of the time for what they believe is the good of their patients.

The problem with “health literacy” has 2 directions: patient and doctor. Yes, usually the doctor explains to patient, short or long, all depends of the time available. When the patient leaves the office more than 50% of discussed is gone. The system has to be changed for the benefit of both parties.

The Patient Is The Biggest Stakeholder. It's important for doctors and other medical providers to listen to the most important member of the health care team, the patient.

After all, there is no bigger stakeholder. Involving the patient in the decision making process is essential, to both better the patient outcome and improve patient experience. So the surgeon ordered his patient repositioned and proceeded to cut out a portion of his healthy right lung.

Newspapers are full of stories about other terrible medical mistakes. Inat Duke University Medical Center, year-old Jesica Santillan died after the heart and lungs from a donor with the wrong blood type were implanted in her. A doctor's people skills can affect a patient's emotional response and recovery very positively or very negatively, research shows.

What every patient wants is a physician who pays them. know about the patient’s care or payment for care. Here are some examples: • An emergency room doctor may discuss a patient’s treatment in front of the patient’s friend if the patient asks that her friend come into the treatment room.

• A doctor’s office may discuss a patient’s bill with the patient’s adult daughter who is with the. Every day he heard the heart-rending pleas of women assigned to his care begging to be discharged because they believed these doctors to be the harbingers of death.

Fortunately, Dr. Semmelweis was. Every smoker should get spirometry and a chest X-ray, according to Dr. Schachter. Spirometry is a simple and inexpensive breathing test – done in doctor. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Dr. John Grohol is the founder of Psych Central.

He is a psychologist, author, researcher, and expert in mental health online, and .John Harvey Kellogg (Febru – Decem ) was an American medical doctor, nutritionist, inventor, health activist, eugenicist, and was the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, sanitarium was founded by members of the Seventh-day Adventist combined aspects of a European spa, a hydrotherapy institution, a hospital and.