The Importance Of Each Patient’s Story As It Pertains To His Or Her Healthcare

leana wen
Presenter: Emily
Guest: Dr Leana Wen
Guest Bio: Leana Wen, M.D., M.S.c, is an emergency physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research at George Washington University. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother’s long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. A noted physician, research, and patient advocate, she is the author of the best-selling book,When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. http://drleanawen.com/

Segment Overview:
Dr. Wen discusses her new book, including the events in her own life and experiences from her practice that prompted its writing. We also discuss the importance of each patient’s story as it pertains to his or her healthcare



Transcription

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Emily: You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. This is Emily, and my guest today is Dr. Leana Wen. Dr. Leana Wen is the Director of the Patient-Centred Care Research Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She’s also a patient advocate and speaker, and a co-author of a new book entitled, “When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.” Dr. Wen, thank you so much for speaking with me today.

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