John Parkinson - Posted 1/21/2013
Hi Everyone, I interviewed an endocrinologist who discusses what she believes is one of the bigger challenges of practicing modern medicine: pay for performance initiatives. She believes we need to get back to the more humanistic aspects of clinical practice, where providers can focus more on understanding patients' concerns and counseling patients more like medical coaches, bringing them along incrementally. This physician has a website for people with diabetes and has written a new book looking at how people can learn how to be successful with their disease management. Here is the interview here.