Posts Tagged ‘patient-physician interaction’

July 30th, 2014

Heart of the Matter: Treating the Disease Instead of the Person

Dr. Leana Wen’s analysis of the lack of overlap between physicians’ and patients’ desires has sparked a lot of discussion about patient satisfaction—what are your thoughts?

May 20th, 2014

Hopes and Beliefs: How Patients Respond to Informed-Consent Tools

Todd Rosengart answers Harlan Krumholz’s questions about his study of informed consent in patients scheduled for PCI.

January 22nd, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 1

A 71-year-old man asks John Ryan about reducing or stopping his hypertension medication

December 13th, 2010


CardioExchange welcomes this guest post, reprinted with permission, from Dr. Westby Fisher, an electrophysiologist practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. This piece originally appeared on his blog, Dr. Wes. One more to see after cases were completed. It had been a long day, […]

December 9th, 2010

The Language of Medicine: Getting to the Heart of Physician-Patient Communication

CardioExchange welcomes this guest post, reprinted with permission, from an anonymous medical resident. The post originally appeared on her blog, A Medical Resident’s Journey.  An article in the Wall Street Journal, Taking Medical Jargon Out of Doctor Visits, emphasizes that the use of medical jargon leads to poor communication between physicians and patients, and consequently leads […]