“Lay your hands on the patients,” she added. “We have gotten very reliant on imaging to tell us what’s going. I will tell you that imaging will not always tell you the story.
“There is a reason why we learn to get a history and physical exam. And this is what I teach to my residents: 99% of the time, a history and physical exam can build your differential diagnosis. You are going to know what’s going on with your patient. All the tests are going to tell you is yay or nay from your differential diagnosis.”
Richard Quinn is a freelance writer from New Jersey.