The Business of Medicine

Most patients probably think of their personal physician in purely altruistic terms — as someone whose primary motivation is the provision of the highest quality care, where the only consideration is what is in the best interests of their patient. For many doctors, this is undoubtedly the case — after all, every one is required […]

Why Doctors Don’t Listen

9.73 minutes. According to a recent study, that’s how long the average doctor spends with you in the examining room before passing judgment with a prognosis and sending you home with a treatment program. Which is usually a prescription to treat the presenting symptoms, not the underlying cause. And because so little time and effort […]