I use the examination itself as a teaching moment, not only for trainees who might be with me during the visit, but also for the patient. I make a concerted effort to describe verbally what I am seeing on the examination in the second person so that the patient is included in the process, and gains information about what I am seeing and how to interpret signs. During the wrap-up to the visit, I make a conscious effort to go over the differential diagnosis, and discuss treatment options.
Justin McArthur, MB BS is an adult neurology doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Justin McArthur is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.