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)
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.
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”.
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 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 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.