Show: November 18, 2012:
- How do traditional and social media converge to help those with rare diseases?
- What happens when a leading medical institution excludes a new drug from its treatment panel?
- What are the long term effects of ADHD?
- What happens when patients don’t follow doctors’ orders?
- How do you know if it is time to reach out for help with addiction?
- What makes your stomach turn?
- What do "mundane" behaviors accomplish?
- When should doctors retire?
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When should doctors retire?
Interview: William Norcross, M.D., Professor of Clinical Family Medicine; founder of PACE physician evaluation program, UCSD.
In a new segment titled “Voices from the Clinic,” host Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., chats with William Norcross, M.D., who started the Physician Assessment and Clinical Education Program designed to help physicians decide when it is time to retire. Norcross is a professor of clinical family medicine at University of California- San Diego. He says that although cognitive functions begin to diminish in the sixth decade of life, this does not mean that aging physicians can't find another role in health care that does not compromise patient safety.