Should doctors give their cell phone number to patients?

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 … Continue reading Should doctors give their cell phone number to patients?