"Patients can learn to question and to think the way a doctor should," according to Dr. Groopman. Hopefully many of the posts to follow will show how to do this. I know, you think "there's no way I can learn to question and think the way a doctor should." But you may be wrong. Sometimes doctors rely too much on the "obvious" cause without really exploring all the possibilities. Don't be afraid to do some research on your own before you visit your doctor. If he/she seems to be dismissing what you say gently ask about other possibilities. Remember you are your own best advocate.
What do you think about learning to think the way a doctor should? Is it possible?