A Prescription for Frustration

02SCIB-articleInline“We advocate for a type of personalized medicine that involves taking a personalized history, performing a personalized physical exam and approaching each patient as an individual rather than as a list of variables,” they write. In other words, remember the elephant even if he’s not in the room.

The book lists many instances in which cookbook medicine fails or backfires. There is the college student suffering through an expensive evaluation for the brain hemorrhage she does not have; the world-class hangover she had is almost gone by the time she finally ends the madness by running out the E.R. door. The chatty woman with a million complaints isn’t so lucky: she almost dies from an infected gallbladder while her doctors are busy worrying about her heart. More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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