Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Breakfast Chat with Dr. Pat: Talking with Doctors

Dr. Jonas, your host for the Dr. Synonymous Show will discuss strategies that may enable patients to be better heard by their physicians.  Physicians seem to have less and less time to engage patients.  This may be detrimental to quality in healthcare.  How might we get around this?  Dr. Jonas will engage those present about ways to get their story heard.  This will include some information about how doctors think and make decisions. 
We will talk about some common problems and at least one rare disease- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  The EDS patients get rejected a lot by physicians before they finally get a diagnosis.  How can we get beyond these rejections in this era of opiate abuse and dependency in which patients with pain struggle to get it treated adequately?  The EDS patients might be the poster children for this quandary between pain and opiates.
Click below to listen to the podcast on Blog Talk Radio.