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What a Skeptical Surgeon Says You Should Know

I’d like to introduce you to someone who calls himself a “skeptical surgeon,” Ian Harris, M.D., Ph.D. He is an academic orthopedic surgeon in Sydney, Australia. Dr.¬†Harris has a point of view I thought you would find interesting and provocative.¬† … Continue reading

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What Should You Know About Your Lab Results?

Your doctor orders lab work for you and you get your blood drawn. Do you need to do anything more? The answer is yes. You have an important role in reviewing your test results and asking your physician questions about … Continue reading

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Preventing Communication Failures

Assume nothing. Honestly. That can be challenging when you’re a patient or a family member, and you just want to trust the system to get you the care you or your loved one needs. But, unfortunately, you have to treat … Continue reading

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Choosing Where to Have Surgery

In the era of Facebook, Yelp and online surveys on every topic imaginable, it makes sense that we’d turn to patient satisfaction scores to help us decide at what hospital we — or a family member — will have surgery. … Continue reading

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