Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Making Rounds 2015

     Two senior doctors make rounds with new doctors for a month.  The new doctors are not familiar with “the patient tells you the problem.”  By asking questions, listening and observing the patients they can learn more information about their conditions than expensive testing.  This film concentrates on a man suffering from heart failure, a young woman awaiting a heart transplant and another man with life-threatening sleep apnea that was untreated for years.  $700 billion is spent annually on medical tests and procedures but the result is a misdiagnoses rate of 20%. 
     This is interesting and informative.  The reactions of the patients are different for their heart conditions.  Some are willing to talk until someone will listen to them.  Some are in denial and they don’t understand or want to believe how serious their condition really is.  Some will fight to their last breath and others don’t want to accept the help that can be given to them.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

64 min, Doc directed by Muffie Meyer with Cardiologists Dr. Valentin Fuster, M.D., PhD and Dr. Herschel Sklaroff, M.D. at Mount Sinai Heart Ward.  

Note:  Dr. Fuster was on Sesame Street promoting cardiovascular health in children.  A muppet was made in his likeness to continue providing information on the program.

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