Welcome, new medical school dean

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 - 9:09 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 - 10:16 am

Re "UCD names medical dean" (Our Region, Sept. 18): Patient-centered health care? What a concept.

I am old enough to remember when doctors and the health care system knew their patients and had a personal relationship.

The assembly line approach to treating ill bodies that so many of us experience today doesn't treat the patient as a whole person, and is at best only incrementally effective, and costs more.

Some health systems are now increasing their effectiveness by taking a more comprehensive approach to their relationship and treatment of their patients. Back to the future.

-- Dave Harzoff, West Sacramento

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