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April 23, 2017

The Person You Love

By Dr. Richard Boyum

Frequently I make referrals for medical evaluations to physicians. One of the things I suggest to my student client is as follows: before presenting their symptoms or requests for medications or tests, that they ask the physician to think for a moment about the people in their personal life that they love the most. After the physician does this, I have the student client then suggest to the physician that they would like them to imagine that they are that person. The result, generally, is a higher degree of attentiveness, a more thorough examination, and more detail given to tests and medications.<