Uncommon Wisdom

Uncommon Wisdom

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In light of the escalating costs of healthcare in the U.S. and the on-going debate about appropriate health insurance reform, it's easy to forget about the human side of medicine and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. In Uncommon Wisdom, neurologists John Castaldo and Lawrence Levitt share what they have learned in their many years as doctors, not just from tests and labs, but from years of listening and learning from their patients. These 16 tales show doctors as human beings: flawed and full of doubt, wonder, and reverence about what it means to be alive. The stories remind us that the medical profession should be about treating people with the dignity they deserve and that medical miracles don't always involve medicine. These doctors find cures, solve mysteries, and glean many lessons from listening deeply to their patients.Bob and Mary made a quick stop at the local Wawa to buy some milk, bread, eggs, and soup. Then they headed out in their blue 1999 Toyota Camry to the nearby Walgreens. There, Bob parked the car, turned off the engine, and pulled up theanbsp;...

Title:Uncommon Wisdom
Author:John Castaldo, Lawrence Levitt
Publisher:Rodale - 2010-02-16


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