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Let Physicians be Physicians

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In a recent visit to his physician, a friend reported that the physician spent 95% of the visit hunched over a laptop computer, leaving it only for a quick listen to his heart and lungs. The remarkable thing is, in medical circles the story is unremarkable. Many consider it the norm now. Who thought it was a good idea to turn physicians into typists? Does it make sense that the most highly educated person in the building is doing data entry? How is patient care improved if the physician is hunched over a aptop computer in the exam room?