By Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer | Sept. 29, 2017 at 8:23 AM
Sept. 29 (UPI) — As a general surgeon I see patients every day who’ve had batteries of preventive and screening tests that, after all is said and done, yield nothing more than increased spending and increased anxiety. Many doctors are unconcerned with the cost/benefit aspects of the treatments or tests they offer, and often abandon taking a detailed medical history and performing an extensive physical exam — instead they rely on costly imaging studies to do the heavy lifting.
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