A lot of patients are bringing "health supporters" into the exam room.
At a shared medical appointment, it’s just you, a few doctors and a room full of strangers.
In one study, doctors let patients speak for 11 seconds, on average, before butting in.
A social psychologist discusses the appeal of a doctor who "gets it" and "gets you."
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This time last year, I couldn't get out of bed for more than an hour.
Do you wonder if you'd get more out of talking to someone who's the same generation as you? You're not alone.
Patients value empathy in the exam room. Doctors think they display a lot of it. Patients feel otherwise.
Most of us google symptoms. We shouldn't feel the need to hide our internet research in the exam room.
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