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Joseph Zarconi, MD
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From Summa Health System and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH 44304.

Requests for Single Reprints: Joseph Zarconi, MD, Summa Health System, 55 Arch Street, Suite G4, Akron, OH 44304; e-mail, zarconij@summa-health.org.

Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(8):589-590. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-8-200810210-00012
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I knew after the first few sentences of our conversation that I would need to schedule her follow-up appointments for longer time slots than the usual 15 minutes. I knew that she would put me behind schedule in this first appointment. She was going to disrupt the efficiency of my office on this day and probably for a long time to come. Her problem wasn't simple.





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