"The Price of Poor Communication"
An article in the Wall Street Journal reported that patients often don't understand or retain what the doctors say. This survey shows that 80% of what doctors tell patients is forgotten as soon as they leave the office and 50% of what is recalled by patients is incorrect. Physicians trained in communication skills improve patients' adherence to their regimens by 12%. That is why you will walk out of our office with a clinical summary each and every time after your visit with us. Your "plan" will provide clear instructions on how and when to take your medications.