CommonHealth: Not Following The Doctor's OrdersPlay
Have you ever been in the situation where you didn't want to take your doctor's advice? Where she prescribed medication you weren't so sure of or a course of treatment that seemed too aggressive?
Imagine how difficult it would be if the patient were also a doctor, too.
That's the situation Dr. Annie Brewster found herself in when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She wasn't sure she wanted to follow her doctor's orders. And it changed the way she views the doctor-patient relationship.
- Dr. Annie Brewster, author of "Patient Angst: When You Just Have To Say ‘No’ To The Doctor" on WBUR's CommonHealth blog
This segment aired on September 11, 2012.