Medical school knowledge…

Most of the medical school information that I learned 25 years ago is now known to be false.  I recently read a quote that medical “tradition is no longer the bedrock of (good)  practice.”  Oh, that is so true.

We physicians perform wasteful and unnecessary medical tests, treatment and procedures and we physicians have a choice to stay current with the research and choose accordingly.

Every aspect of patient care carries the possibility of harm as well as benefit.  If your physician eliminates a test (like getting a pap smear under age 21) it may be perceived as a way to decrease wasteful testing, but it may also offer the potential benefit of performing a test that is not helpful.

Change is inevitable.

 

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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