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Empower patients to take an active role in their care by interpreting medical reports

Whenever I see a patient for the first time in my specialty infertility clinic, I ask her to bring her records with her and to interpret her own medical reports. This gives me a good sense of how much the patient understands about her medical problem and treatment options. “I… 

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How you can build your practice even if you’re not a ‘famous’ doctor

It’s quite common to see patients waiting for hours on end to see senior doctors in India today. These very busy doctors have waiting rooms packed full of patients. Although most people do not like to wait, they do so in order to see a famous doctor who has been… 

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Effective patient communication: How to ensure that your patients are really hearing what you are telling them

Effective patient communication is essential to effective patient care. Patients who fully understand their diagnoses and treatment plans are engaged in their own care, which could lead to better clinical outcomes. Key Point: Clearly communicating with patients is a cornerstone of successful patient care. You can help patients understand what… 

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How you can teach patients to ask good questions

As busy doctors, it’s easy to feel sometimes as if there isn’t a lot of extra time for questions. However, it’s important to encourage patients to ask questions, because the process allows them to understand exactly what their problem is and what their treatment options are, so they have realistic… 

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Why every doctor in India needs a Web site

Just like you need a telephone line to practice medicine, a Web site has become an integral part of modern medical practice today. Doctors need patients—and in order to get patients, you need to go to where they are. Today, many patients are online—and their numbers are increasing every day…. 

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