Wanted to share this amazing BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) interview with renowned cardiologist and peace activist Bernard Lown, MD . In 14 minutes, the 91-year old says everything there is to say about doctoring and medical care. He talks with the interviewer, Elizabeth Loder, about how he thinks the over-medicalization of patients in the USA has happened and why the problem is not a new one.
The three main takeways from the preceptorship with Dr. Drossman: 1. The biopsychosocial model is an effective tool to help understand and manage a patient’s symptoms. 2. Effective interview skills not only provide efficiency during clinical encounters but also provide an emotional connection between patient & provider that bolsters the therapeutic relationship. 3. The shared decision-making model is an often-forgotten tool that can be applied to patient encounters, whether these are new patient consultations or with patients that have been medically managed for years.
Ruthvik Padival, MD, Internal Medicine – Psychiatry Resident
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics