How Doctors Think has ratings and reviews. Kirsti said: Things that you should find worrisome if a doctor says them to you or a loved one:*. In this very engaging and well-researched book, Jerome Groopman, a practicing oncologist with expertise in AIDS-related malignancies. ‘a series of illuminating essays that explore the rational and irrational factors that influence medical decision-making which Dr. Groopman, a clear writer and a.

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During dochors conversation, Groopman asks the world-renowned cardiologist about the times in his career when he made mistakes in patient treatment. Now she had a new chance to restore her health.

By Jerome Groopman, MD. Groopman spends a great deal of the book discussing the challenge posed to him by Dr.

There are numerous ideas and suggestions for patients to use in improving Everyone needs to be their own advocate for their health care. Docyors author is a doctor himself. May 30, Willa rated it really liked it Groopmah I learned this not as a doctor but when I was sick, when I was the patient. Second, he suggests cultivating doubt rather geoopman avoiding it.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. I examine how doctors think under these conditions, how keen judgments and serious cognitive errors are made under the time pressures of the ER. Several doctors and a pharmaceutical executive speak with great candor about the reach of drug thhink, about how natural aspects of aging are falsely made into diseases, and how patients can be alert to this.


While modern medicine is aided by a dazzling array of technologies, like high-resolution MRI scans and pinpoint DNA analysis, language is still the bedrock of clinical practice. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.

Basically, if you don’t have a spinal tumor or an actual broken back, back surgery probably won’t help and will likely make things worse! She recalled her internist’s reluctance to refer her to a gastroenterologist, and wondered whether the procedure was pointless, done for the sake of doing it, or, even worse, to make money.

Falchuk seemed to recognize her confusion. Anne Dodge saw his eyes tnink away from hers.

A serious ilness such as cancer can make patient dizzy in making decision, this is where the Dr needs to be straight and true. She had gained nearly twelve pounds.

How doctors think

The physical examination begins with the first visual impression in the waiting room, and with the tactile feedback gained by shaking a person’s hand. Is there one “best” way to think, or are there multiple, alternative styles that can reach a correct diagnosis and choose the most effective treatment?


We should all be prepared for our next encounter. Every doctor, every potential patient.

‘How Doctors Think’ : NPR

This book is not without its occasional gems – I like the idea that “the perfect is the enemy of the good” in reference to managing patient outcomes pre- and post-surgery Ch. Emotional involvement is a constant paradox for physicians. When she was a child, hers was one of the first African-American families in town If he wasn’t happy, imagine what happens to the rest tnink us.

Are different forms of thinking more or less prevalent among the different specialties? First of all, I should say that I’m a doc.

This was a woman beaten down by her suffering. Anne also had severe osteoporosis. It’s something that I wish just wasn’t there.

How Doctors Think

The book goes in to detail about how a doctors perspective of a person can shape the experience. He gives the following tools that patients can use to help reduce or rectify cognitive errors:. Another strength is the focus on self-awareness. Falchuk about the diet she had been following.