Doug Farrago

Compliance and the Doctor

It is a well known fact that patients often don’t fill their prescriptions or even take the medicine if they do fill them. That is what makes it so insane to “grade” doctors depending on their patients’ cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar average, etc.  In a study involving patients who had a recent heart attack, only half…

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.
Martin Fischer

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As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.

Jack Kevorkian

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A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.

 

Samuel Butler

 

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