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Bodywatch; Savvy Patient, The

01/20/1987


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Series
Bodywatch
Program
Savvy Patient, The
Program Number

206

Series Description

Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Eugene Robin, author of "Medical Care Can be Dangerous to Your Health", tells BODYWATCH viewers that "Doctors should get down off their pedestals and patients up off their knees." The program looks at the doctor/patient relationship and offers viewers suggestions about how to actively collaborate with their physicians. Richard Block, of H & R Block tax services, discusses how he won his battle against "terminal" cancer after questioning his physician's original diagnosis and soliciting the opinion of a second doctor. Dr. Lawrence May, author of "Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor", explains how to communicate better with doctors who, on the average, listen to patients for only 18 seconds.

Duration

00:28:57

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Health
Citation
Chicago: “Bodywatch; Savvy Patient, The,” 01/20/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6BE376628974612BAD6FF29A402C2F4.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Savvy Patient, The.” 01/20/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6BE376628974612BAD6FF29A402C2F4>.
APA: Bodywatch; Savvy Patient, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6BE376628974612BAD6FF29A402C2F4
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