The Drs: Unnecessary Chemotherapy & Over-Diagnosing Medical Conditions

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The Doctors September 2, 2014 Recap

The Doctors had a great episode September 2, 2014. It was all about holding doctors responsible, from a troubling story about a doctor in Michigan who purposefully gave his patients misdiagnoses of cancer and unnecessary chemotherapy treatments, discussions on medical over-treatment and over-diagnosis, and how to know if a procedure is unnecessary. Check it all out below! The Doctors talked about a number of issues related to the medical community, including over-treatment of patients and over-diagnosis of psychiatric conditions. (arosoft / Shutterstock.com)

The Doctors talked about a number of issues related to the medical community, including over-treatment of patients and over-diagnosis of psychiatric conditions. (arosoft / Shutterstock.com)

The Doctors talked about a number of issues related to the medical community, including over-treatment of patients and over-diagnosis of psychiatric conditions. (arosoft / Shutterstock.com)

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Drs: Doctor Gives Patients Unnecessary Chemotherapy & Over-Treatment

The Doctors discussed a doctor who purposefully misdiagnosed people with cancer and gave them unnecessary chemotherapy in order to pocket millions of dollars in medicare money.

–>Drs: Doctor Gives Patients Unnecessary Chemotherapy & Over-Treatment

The Drs TV: Medical Over-Treatment, Surgery Quotas & Cookbook Medicine

Dr. Travis Stork sat down with Dr. Martin Makary and Dr. Leana Wen to talk about the issues facing doctors and patients today, including over-treatment and “cookbook medicine”.

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–>The Drs TV: Medical Over-Treatment, Surgery Quotas & Cookbook Medicine

The Doctors: How Do You Know If A Medical Procedure Is Unnecessary?

Dr. Travis Stork sat down with Dr. Martin Makary and Dr. Leana Wen to talk about how you know when a procedure is necessary and how you can be an advocate for yourself. 

–>The Doctors: How Do You Know If A Medical Procedure Is Unnecessary?

The Ds: Misdiagnosis & What To Do If You Get A Psychiatric Diagnosis

Are doctors over-diagnosing psychiatric conditions? Dr. Allen Frances,thinks so. He talked about what to do if you get a psychiatric diagnosis and what to watch out for. 

–>The Ds: Misdiagnosis & What To Do If You Get A Psychiatric Diagnosis

The Drs TV: How To Improve Communication Between Patients & Doctors

The Doctors talked about the new movie The Brittany Murphy Story, which follows the life, insecurities, and rising star of actress Brittany Murphy and the aftermath of her puzzling and tragically early death. Plus, Dr. Leana Wen talked about how to improve communication between doctors and patients. 

–>The Drs TV: How To Improve Communication Between Patients & Doctors

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