PODCAST: Positively influence patient adherence, part 2

August 21, 2014

Elaine Siegfried, M.D., and adherence expert Steven Feldman, M.D., talk about physician-patient relationships as a critical component to patient adherence.

 

There are a number of factors that influence whether a patient will adhere to a treatment regimen. In part 2 of our discussion on adherence, Dermatology Times editorial adviser Elaine Siegfried, M.D., and adherence expert Steven Feldman, M.D., talk about physician-patient relationships as a critical component. According to Dr. Feldman, when patients trust you and perceive you as caring, they’re more likely to use their medicine. The two discuss the power of empathy and patient satisfaction measurements. Dr. Feldman is a professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Listen to more in this series:

The importance of patient adherence, part 1

Using surveys to improve patient relations, part 3

Incentives to encourage patient adherence, part 4

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