Humans seek direction. Clearly defined and communicated office policies may help patients get their refills and return appointments in more orderly ways. Clear instructions for why, how and when to use medications — which are not given a shockingly high percentage of the time — may help patients be more adherent to their use.
Chief Medical Editor's Message
Friday, October 23, 2015
Many of my patients are doing well on acitretin in combination with UV obtained by using an indoor tanning bed, a particularly valuable approach for those patients who cannot easily access other forms of phototherapy.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Individuals become mentally depleted after continuous mental exertion. When making important decisions it may be helpful to recognize human limitations.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Behavioral psychology may provide a host of ways to enhance our relationships with patients.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Remarkable science is being done on consumer behavior (not surprising considering the financial implications of consumer behavior).
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Just as the development of the first biologics raised questions on how they should be used, the introduction of biosimilars raises new questions.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The news has become a constant din of dire warnings about non-existent threats.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Rating doctors on the Internet is nearly ubiquitous and will only become more common over time.
Friday, April 17, 2015
EMRs may make it easy to follow a patient’s information over time, but they certainly do not prevent or solve all potential errors.