Tag Archives: patient-physician relationship

Lessons learned from the Greeks: The physician-patient relationship in Hippocratic Gynecology

Jenna Nickas New Brunswick, NJ, USA   Sanctuary of Asclepius, Epidaurus, Greece. June 8, 2013 (photo taken by Jenna, on her 21st birthday) The medical treatment of women in Classical Greece was a topic not overlooked by the Hippocratic tradition. Much of the Corpus addresses the health of women, especially Epidemics and Diseases of Women. […]

When the doctor is the patient

Saleh Aldasouqi East Lansing, Michigan, USA   I looked at my fingers, tender after a few glucose finger sticks to the middle and ring fingers of both hands, wondering which fingers to use the next day. No matter how user-friendly blood glucose testing devices have become, finger pricking remains a painful experience that patients with […]