Robert Matz, MD
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Matz R. A Reluctant Doctor Shopper. Ann Intern Med. 1998;128:786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-128-9-199805010-00039
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(9):786.
TO THE EDITOR:
June Bingham's heartfelt anecdote  makes worthy reading for any practitioner. It does, however, raise several inadequately explored issues.
If one accepts the author's description of her internist as a “good doctor,” it is highly unlikely that he willfully made an incorrect diagnosis initially. He lacked either knowledge or sufficient information. In either event, as a good physician, he would appreciate feedback on his error so that he may learn and improve his diagnostic acumen for future use. Otherwise, this is a lost opportunity for him and his other patients.
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