'Shared Decision-Making': Real or Just a Feel-Good Buzzword?

"Henry" had seen his new university-based family doctor, whom he referred to as Doogie Howser, simply to refill a prescription for hypertension medications and found himself referred to the lab for some blood tests. In short order, he had a report show a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of 5 ng/mL from a test he didn't know he had taken, and orders to report for a prostate biopsy.

Most Physicians Disenchanted With Their Profession: Survey

Seven out of 10 physicians would not recommend their profession to their children or other family members, and more than half are thinking about retiring within the next 5 years, including one-third of those under the age of 50, according to a new national survey by The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.