Episode 148 of Heart Health Radio is one of our most fun.
We actually don’t diagnose Donald Trump on the radio, but discuss whether it’s ethical to diagnose patients without examining them.
Links to the topics we discussed are below this post. We discussed an American Idol contestant who blames the show for her drug use…and sales.
Claude called about a hip issue, Lee discusses his heart failure and Tammy called late in the show to ask about a heart issue.
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Can a medical doctor or psychiatrist diagnose someone by watching them on television? No matter your politics, how does it it make you feel that CNN has a doctor on TV telling you the president has a neurological disorder? Video here.
‘He is having trouble word-finding when he said united shush instead of the United States. These are words, he can’t find them,’ [Dr. David] Scheiner told CNN, ‘This is happening over and over again. Comedians joke about it. It’s not a joking matter.
‘I think there’s a neurological issue that’s not being addressed.
If he had an MRI of his head over there, I would be very pleased. I think he needs it.’
Dr. Franklin Wefald points out that the American Psychiatric Association established the Goldwater Rule to protect the profession from practitioners who would diagnose without seeing the patient. We didn’t get into it, but apparently medical doctors follow similar guidelines.
In the middle of the discussion, we hear from Claude with symptoms of a hip problem but Dr. Wefald did not diagnose.
Listen to episode 148 here.
Links to our topics:
You can read along with the show if you’re that motivated:
Drug Use, Sales and Blame — Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba blames her drug arrest on the show.