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TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR presents the new science of communication to help improve not just your time in the doctor's office and your own health, but promote the health of your community, guiding our entire health care system toward a humane medicine based on relationships.

The author, Zackary Berger, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing primary care/internal medicine doctor and an A
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Hardcover, 1st, 208 pages
Published July 18th 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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What can be more important in a medical visit than being able to speak freely, feel heard, and understand the doctor's comments and concerns? As a patient, caregiver, and physician, I'd say that most of the time, nothing matters more. Which is why I was thrilled to find Zachary Berger's book "Talking to Your Doctor" which addresses this key issue in medicine: doctor-patient communication, and in a new way, by combining serious scholarship with thoughtful, practical, and very important advice to ...more
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Sep 26, 2013 RT rated it really liked it
I was interested in this book for both personal and professional reasons. On a personal level, I've always struggled with feeling like I don't have good communication with my doctors. On a professional level, I used to work in a medical clinic and I witnessed pretty much everything that can go wrong in conversations between doctors and patients. Recently, I've become interested in the budding new specialty of narrative medicine, which investigates the importance of storytelling (primarily, ...more
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I appreciate this book's emphasis on communication studies, how physicians define professionalism, and how they make decisions. There are so many pressures on doctors and patients during our visits - for example, health record systems aren't really designed to capture some of our most important information. This book gives a lot of helpful background information and practical tips for making sure you and your doctor accomplish what you need to despite the time limits and other pressures. I've ...more
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Zackary Berger, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing primary care/internal medicine doctor and an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and residents. He researches doctor-patient communication in the clinic and in the hospital to understand how our health care system can be made more responsive to ordinary people.

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