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As stated in the video, I find the emergence of this low touch, high tech (nearly factory-like) model in medicine to be disturbing…
Most diagnoses require a high touch, hands on physical examination… then, combined with the history or complaints you gave your physician, a list of potential diagnoses should arise. At that point a decision is made if further testing is necessary.
Right now the trend is exactly the opposite…. patients are being asked to have MRIs first, before seeing specialists, and some specialists will turn you away if your MRI is “normal”.
Is this the future of medicine? I sure hope not!
One day a physician is going to look in a mirror and see a patient… how will that physician want to be treated?… remember.
We are ALL patients.