Helping Patients Understand Their Medication

How I Practice Video Series
Patrice Weiss, MD, FACOG

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The challenge that we face in medicine is medication compliance. And what I find helpful to increase patient's medical compliance is not to ask the patient "Do you know how to take this medication?" instead I will ask the patient "Tell me how you are going to take this medication." Then I can assess her understanding of when to take it and how to take it, fully taking into consideration that her lifestyle if she works nights may change the timing and duration of when she can take the medication. That's how I practice medicine.

  

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