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Difficult Patients

When Family Members Become Disruptive

Sometimes, a patient's family members can become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care. Here's how to address and deescalate the situation.

Difficult Patients

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Many doctors are afraid to address a patient's obesity with them. This is the wrong approach, says one doctor.

Opioid prescriptions and associated addictions have reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the call for physicians to utilize alternative treatment methods.

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Should doctors be able to freely use placebos to alleviate psychiatric suffering? Dr. Frank weighs the two sides to the debate.

Some patients really want to be prescribed medical marijuana. In this case, he has gone to quite a few doctors to make it happen.

In the rush of daily practice it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference.

Patients can sometimes be vague when talking about how they reacted to a medication a doctor has prescribed.

Here's one patient that has his mind made up on what he should do when he is told he is perfectly healthy.

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