The Doctor is In: Physician, Patient Advocate Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher Launches Radio Show

The Doctor is In: Physician, Patient Advocate Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher Launches Radio Show
San Antonio,TX (rushprnews) April 17, 2007- Physician, patient advocate Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher begins a series of radio shows this April focused on helping people with doctor-patient communication issues. The Show, Your Doctor Said What, which airs Friday evenings at 8:00 PM Central Standard Time, can be heard worldwide through BlogTalkRadio –http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourdoctorsaidwhat

A physician for over 30 years, Dr. Wurzbacher knows first-hand (both as a doctor and a patient) that it is crucial to be able to make the most of your visit to the doctor – a visit that, according to statistics, lasts on average about 15 to 20 minutes.

According to Dr. Wurzbacher, “With such a short period of time to discuss something as important as health, it is imperative that doctors and patients are able to communicate efficiently and clearly. But in reality, the phrase ‘doctor-patient communication’ is an oxymoron. It is past time to address one of the biggest problems in healthcare today – the abject lack of communication between doctors and patients.” To expose the doctor-patient communication gap and provide help for patients and doctors everywhere, Dr. Wurzbacher has authored Your Doctor Said What? Exposing the Communication Gap.In Your Doctor Said What (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. Wurzbacher says her hope for the show and book is two-fold: “First, I hope to empower everyone who’s a patient. Stand up for yourself and get the answers you need. Second, I want medical students and physicians to take a hard look at what is really important.”

With an interactive, entertaining and interactive format, “Your Doctor Said What” radio addresses issues of vital importance to doctors and patients everywhere. Dr. Wurzbacher encourages calls and 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.

Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher has been a physician for over 30 years. She lives in
San Antonio, Texas. Your Doctor Said What? Exposing the Communication Gap will be available in better bookstores nationwide and online in late March 2007. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com

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