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Listen Up Doc Illustration by Jeff Neumann for YES! MagazineOnline Tools Help Doctors Listen Up

Does your doctor understand what you need? These simple tools are helping practitioners slow down and communicate better with patients.

Poor doctor-patient communication has negative effects, including higher medical bills and worse health care outcomes. But face-to-face time with your doctor is often a matter of minutes.

The fast pace of the U.S. health care system leaves patients feeling confused and uncertain about how to participate in their own healing. Physicians feel rushed and overwhelmed by seeing upwards of 25 patients a day. But some say it doesn’t have to be that way. Doctors and researchers are using online tools to open up new lines of communication that improve the doctor-patient relationship and let patients make the most of their brief, but important, time at the doctor’s office.


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