Most patients hope for more face-to-face time with their physicians. Most physicians want to ensure that (1) a diagnosis, treatment plan, and the expected benefits or adverse effects of treatment are well understood by the patient; (2) the patient is treated respectfully; and (3) the personal perspective of the patient is well understood by the physician. Similar to patients, particularly in the era of the electronic health record, physicians also desire a more meaningful interchange with their patients.
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