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Coffee and Questions for Dr. Leana Wen, "When Doctors Don't Listen"

Event Type: Author / Book Events
Age Group(s): Adult, All Ages
Date: 2/1/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 WHEN DOCTORS DON'T LISTEN: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
(co-authored by two Harvard physicians, Leana Wen, M.D. and Joshua Kosowsky, M.D.)

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor's visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests. In the pursuit for the best medical care available, readers can't afford to miss out on these inside-tips and more:
How to deal with a doctor who seems too busy to listen to you

Dr. Leana Wen will be here to discuss:
8-Pillars to a Better Diagnosis
How to tell the whole story of your illness
Learning test risks and evaluating whether they’re worth it
How to get a working diagnosis at the end of every doctor's visit
By empowering patients to engage with their doctors as partners in their diagnosis, When Doctors Don't Listen is an essential guide that enables patients to speak up and take back control of their health care.
Library: Middendorf-Kredell Branch    Map
Location: MK Meeting Room A & B
Other Information:
 Books will be offered for sale by Main Street Books for $25.99.
Status: Closed


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