How this doctor knocks out a 20-minute consult in just 10 minutes

Practical advice for making the most of those rushed and rapid interactions

Physicians everywhere are having to deal with ever-shrinking time slots with their patients. Every doctor (or nurse) would love to have more time if possible, and it’s probably one the biggest frontline frustrations for any clinician who wants to do a good job.


Time to go over the history in more detail, examine the patient thoroughly, and then spend adequate time discussing everything afterwards. Wouldn’t that be nice?

The reality, though, of most healthcare systems is that physicians are not afforded that luxury. With surging demand, falling