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How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

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A Book for Every Bedside

Book Cover Image: Title: How Doctors Think, Author: Jerome Groopman Buy It From our editors: "All of us -- or at least all of us of a certain age -- have had the experience: We have just begun to enumerate our symptoms to a doctor before he or she interrupts with a question or an instruction. This response is far from uncommon: As physician/author Jerome Groopman notes, the average patient monologue is cut off after just 12 seconds. Despite that abbreviated input, Dr. Groopman urges us not to despair. His book How Doctors Think offers comforting bedside advice about how doctors form diagnoses and what we as patients can do to help them. This book is an apt choice for anyone who ever worried about misdiagnosis of themselves or a loved one."

We've ALL been kept waiting at the doctor's office... only to be shooed out after scant minutes of face time. This fascinating new book helps us to understand why -- and how we can become our own best health advocate. Have you examined this hot new release yet? What's your prognosis?


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Re: How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

This one sounds like a good one to check out -- I've read one or two of his articles. Fascinating to be able to look inside the medical profesion.

However, it'll have to wait for now...I'm reading Atul Gawande's similar book Better and really enjoying it.
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Re: How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

I was a bit skeptical about this book........the idea that the MD has formed an opinion within seconds of meeting a patient. However, I was at my local B & N store on Saturday and read the introductory chapter. I will need to work this book into my reading list. The author is very credible. I will be interested to read more on his perspective, as the person who make the diagnosis.

Janet aka homereader, also a nurse
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Re: How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

I haven't read this one yet - but I am a HUGE Groopman fan. I recommend his other books in particular, "The Anatomy of Hope". Can't wait to check this one out.