Category Archives: patient agendas

Lessons from a 5th grade history teacher

Yesterday I missed an opportunity to partner with my patient and engage her in the decision making for her treatment. I did what our kids’ 5th grade teacher warned them never to do – I assumed. I assumed that I … Continue reading

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Avoiding the dreaded “door knob conversation”

We are all way too busy – so we prioritize. We put the most important things first and relegate the less important to any time we have left. We assume that our patients do the same. But, as my kids’ … Continue reading

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