Summary of What Your Doctor Won’t Disclose

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Whether or not your physician shares your values can impact on the level of health care you receive.

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Patients tend to blindly accept their doctors’ advice. But what if your specialist could earn supplementary income, depending on your diagnosis? And what if your physician didn’t share your values? Wouldn’t these factors affect your treatment? In an attempt to raise consumer awareness, Dr. Leana Wen launched the Who’s My Doctor campaign to encourage transparency among physicians. getAbstract recommends Wen’s innovative solution and powerful oration to medical personnel and anyone who believes in restoring trust between doctors and patients.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What patients want from their physicians
  • How an epidemic of fear pervades the medical community
  • Why Dr. Leana Wen created a consumer awareness platform to build patient-physician trust
 

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When Mrs. Wen, the mother of American physician Dr. Leana Wen, received a diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer, she underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. One day, in the middle of her treatment, Mrs. Wen searched online for her oncologist’s phone number and was horrified to learn that her doctor...
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Leana Wen is a public health advocate who campaigns for transparency among physicians.


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