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Doctors Learning to Listen Better

In medical school, we learn the art of questioning and we are taught that the diagnosis is usually revealed in the history. Students memorize a barrage of hundreds of questions to help them narrow the wide differential diagnosis that they … Continue reading

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Rushing to a Diagnosis, Doctors May Listen Less

In medical school, I learned the art of medical questioning. We didn’t realize that to the patient it can feel like an inquisition. When the “chief complaint” (Yes. That is the medical term for a patient’s main presenting concern.) is … Continue reading

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