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Why Your Doctor Appointment Is So Short

There’s an invisible price tag influencing your doctor visit. But that could be about to change.

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IfIf you’ve ever wondered why your doctor lingers with some patients and seemingly whisks others out the door, you probably chalked it up to individuals’ differing medical needs.

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Michael Millenson

Michael Millenson

As author, researcher and consultant, I focus professionally on safe, high-quality and patient-centered health care. I also write on more personal concerns.