A Crazy Old-School Physician

A post by Suneel Dhand on KevinMD asks the question who is crazy – the elderly physician who knows his patient’s history by heart, or today’s young doctors, who know the computer better than their patients:

Then there’s the reality that his generation represents exactly what a personal physician should be. A solid physician with great clinical skills and highly respected by both the patient and their family. Unlike what medicine has become today, this was a doctor who would look you in the eye and think carefully and thoroughly through the diagnosis and treatment plan. It was obvious when he spoke to me that his clinical reasoning skills were top-notch. He wasn’t a doctor who was glued to his computer screen, having to spend the majority of his day clicking and typing away — about as far away as possible from the “type and click bot” doctor that is proliferating at today’s medical front lines.

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/04/the-old-school-physician-is-who-we-should-aspire-to-be.html

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