“Just listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis.”

Sir William Osler

This article takes you behind the scenes of the medical interview.

When you’re done reading, you’ll know why your doctor asks certain questions, what sort of answers they’re looking for, and what they’re thinking about while you’re talking. Once you know all of this, you can learn to communicate more effectively with your doctor.

Efficient and effective communication will improve your rapport, save time, and improve the chances of your doctor making early and accurate diagnoses.

Why does your doctor need your help to make a diagnosis?

While it’s true that diagnostic technologies are advancing rapidly, many…


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We all care about our health. We want to live long, healthy, energetic, and productive lives. We know that what we eat has a major impact on our health and well-being. Therefore, it’s obvious that if we know which foods are good for us and which are bad for us, we’ll reliably eat those that are good and avoid those that are bad. Yet, almost none of us do this to the extent that we wish, myself included. This can be remedied with the right practices.

Make hard decisions once.

It’s a lot easier to stick to…


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In this article, I discuss three different types of stress: panic, anxiety, and disappointment. I will address causes for each, and treatments that I have found helpful.

Intro: Mind vs. Body

The concepts of health and well-being can be divided into two categories: physical and mental.

I have spent most of my time as a doctor learning to treat the physical aspects of health. However, it strikes me that people are much more capable of coping with physical ailments than mental or psychological ailments. …

Steven Kornweiss

Emergency medicine and private physician writing about diagnostic and preventive medicine

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