Patient-centered Care and Physician Use of Social Media


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]I came across a piece in USA Today this week about “Doctors who are not on Facebook, Twitter and blogs risk becoming irrelevant” by Kevin Pho, MD, author of the KevinMD blog. This article prompted the following post. The Patient-Centered model of care is predicated among other things on physicians factoring in knowledge […]

Where is Time for Communicating Going to Come From?


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false] Good Question… Dr. Richard L. Reece, author of the Medinnovationblog asked (and in part answered) this question in response to a comment I recently posted to his blog regarding poor communication between physicians and patients. Like many physicians today, Dr. Reece believes that the lack of time is a contributing factor to […]

The Cost of Poor Physician-Patient Communication – Depression


Depression is one of those conditions that patients, particularly men and certain ethnic groups, are reluctant to bring up on their own.  Unfortunately  most physicians also seem reluctant to bring up the subject of depression with their patients. Depression is a big problem these days.   Four out of every ten patients in  primary care waiting […]