Conventional thinking in medicine is that hierarchy is paramount. Wear a white coat. “Call my secretary if you have a problem and she (always she) will book an appointment.” This line of thinking was deconstructed in Eric Topol’s book.
Now, a commentary by Dr. C. Ferrell Varner at the University of Tennessee addresses if doctors should give their cell phone number to patients.
“During the eight or so years that I have been doing this, I have been called back perhaps six times. It has never been ‘abused,'” Varner writes.
I also do this, and my cell phone has never been abused.
What do you think?
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