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GW physician releases paperback edition of 'When Doctors Don't Listen'
Date:7/2/2014

ly tests rationally do not just consent to tests; ensure that your doctor explains why each test should be done

7. Use common sense to confirm the working diagnosis you should reach at least a working diagnosis at the end of every visit to the doctor make sure that the diagnosis makes sense

8. Integrate diagnosis into the healing process once a diagnosis is made, ask questions so you understand possible treatments as well as their risks and benefits

"The way medicine is taught and practiced is in need of change," said Wen. "With 'When Doctors Don't Listen,' I hope to empower patients to improve their medical care and to help lead the way to meaningful, patient-centered health care reform."

Media: To interview Dr. Wen about her book, please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121.


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Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University
Source:Eurekalert

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