Inspired to think outside my usual box by Dr. Eric Topol, author of Creative Destruction of Medicine this morning, I began to ask myself: how can I help parents who may not have access to experienced care, who fear that their child may have an eating disorder, make that diagnosis and get help? Where do I start?
Well, start first with self-examination.
We doctors are made very uncomfortable by any talk of patient autonomy or patient empowerment. The words “self diagnosis” are said…Read More