PHYSICIAN, PATIENT ADVOCATE DR. TERRIE WURZBACHER INVITES PATIENTS AND DOCTORS TO SHARE THEIR STORIES

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ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION

San Antonio, TX(rushprnews) May 3rd, 2007– Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher is inviting fellow physicians and patients alike to share their stories and ask questions about a topic of vital importance to patients and doctors everywhere:  doctor-patient communication. 

Have a qualm, question, or quandary about doctor-patient communication? Here is your chance to ask the doctor. A physician for over 30 years and a staunch patient advocate, Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher wants to hear about your communication challenges, frustrations, annoyances and triumphs.  To ask your most burning questions about communication issues, visit: http://www.askyourdoctorsaidwhat.com.  

Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher recently launched a radio show, Your Doctor Said What Radio, which focuses on doctor-patient communication issues.  The show, which airs Friday evenings at 8:00 PM Central Standard Time, can be heard worldwide through BlogTalkRadio –http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourdoctorsaidwhat.  Dr. Wurzbacher welcomes listener questions and requests for topics they would like to hear covered on the show. You can also visit: http://groups.google.com/group/your-doctor-said-what for an interactive discussion about doctor-patient communication. 

With an entertaining, enlightening and participatory format, Your Doctor Said What Radio addresses issues of vital importance to patients (and doctors) everywhere.  Dr. Wurzbacher encourages questions and invites listeners to call in during the show at 718-664-9958 and ask your questions about doctor-patient communication issues. Please visit: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourdoctorsaidwhat  to access the show’s archives.The author of Your Doctor Said What: Exposing the Communication Gap (LifeSuccess Publishing), Dr. Wurzbacher presents a controversial look at how physicians practice medicine and attempt communication.  A physician herself, Dr. Wurzbacher prides herself on trying to understand her patients, but notes that this is something that did not come naturally or easily:  “I recognized that I wasn’t a good communicator early in my career.  The Emergency Department is one of many places where being good at communication is crucial since you have no records to work with and a short amount of time to glean information and make a diagnosis. I had to learn how to communicate with my patients and how to really listen to them.”Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher lives in
San Antonio, Texas.  Your Doctor Said What? Exposing the Communication Gap is available in better bookstores nationwide and online. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com