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November 25, 1992 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The consumer movement is late coming to the practice of medicine. But it is coming. One pioneering concept for health consumerism arises from the obvious and holds promise for the impossible. The obvious: From birth, we have conditioned ourselves to be passive, trusting and impatient medical patients. For serious ailments we may be so bold as to seek a second opinion, but rarely more. Take care of us, oh doctor, we say.
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November 25, 1992 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The consumer movement is late coming to the practice of medicine. But it is coming. One pioneering concept for health consumerism arises from the obvious and holds promise for the impossible. The obvious: From birth, we have conditioned ourselves to be passive, trusting and impatient medical patients. For serious ailments we may be so bold as to seek a second opinion, but rarely more. Take care of us, oh doctor, we say.
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March 18, 1997 | LINDA A. JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For the frantic parent with a child sick at 2 a.m., the weekend athlete with a painful injury and the worker just diagnosed with diabetes, medical hotlines are becoming the equivalent of "Dr. Mom."
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