Doctor’s Digest®

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Jul / Aug 2006: Patient-Physician Communications

Patient-Physician Communications

Physicians need to know a great deal in order to practice medicine. They have to master a broad range of clinical subjects; they need to understand how to operate a business in a competitive healthcare environment; they must be aware of a host of regulatory and ethical guidelines on medical practice. And they need to know how to communicate with their patients.

This issue of Doctor’s Digest discusses issues relating to effective patient-physician communications and offers strategies and resources for enhancing your interactions with patients.

In This Issue:

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