When Doctors Don't Listen

Diagnosis — once the cornerstone of medicine — is fast becoming a lost art, despite aggressive testing that is often unnecessary and can sometimes be harmful. In a talk about her new book, When Doctors Don’t Listen, Dr. Leana Wen empowers patients to engage with their doctors as partners, and avoid the “cookbook diagnoses” that often fail to explain a package of symptoms. The book helps patients paint a full picture of their illness at a medical appointment, deal with doctors who don’t seem to be listening, and get a working diagnosis at the end of every visit. Book signing immediately following.

Speakers: Leana Wen, Joanne Kenen
Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

Watch and Listen: Health

Breakthrough research has revealed that the brain is especially open to change during specific periods in life –... See more
The Second City and Caring Across Generations have joined forces to develop a unique training program that strengthens... See more
Medical errors in hospitals rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by cancer and... See more
Invalid health news comes in many flavors. Some is utterly fake and potentially dangerous: asserting links between... See more
US Senator Mitch McConnell has just announced that he will bring health reform legislation to the Senate floor for a... See more
Dip into a groundbreaking medical memoir by Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center and... See more