History – Physical Examination

Making a diagnosis is fundamental in medicine. It is however a complex procedure which requires many skills and abilities. Imagination, observation, memory, intuition, patience, a theoretical background and a systematic approach are only some of them.

Despite the state of the art machines we have at our disposal, what remain fundamentally important and irreplaceable when it comes to making a diagnosis are the patient’s medical history and his communication with the doctor. The detailed physical examination is for me absolutely necessary and it is the procedure which will establish a relation of trust with the patient. Furthermore, history and physical examination will define the further exams needed to establish a diagnosis.Therefore we should not underestimate the role of those ”traditional” approaches, because they are the most important for a successful diagnosis.

Making a diagnosis is fundamental in medicine. It is however a complex procedure which requires many skills and abilities. Imagination, observation, memory, intuition, patience, a theoretical background and a systematic approach are only some of them.

Despite the state of the art machines we have at our disposal, what remain fundamentally important and irreplaceable when it comes to making a diagnosis are the patient’s medical history and his communication with the doctor. The detailed physical examination is for me absolutely necessary and it is the procedure which will establish a relation of trust with the patient. Furthermore, history and physical examination will define the further exams needed to establish a diagnosis.

Therefore we should not underestimate the role of those ”traditional” approaches, because they are the most important for a successful diagnosis.

Making a diagnosis is fundamental in medicine. It is however a complex procedure which requires many skills and abilities. Imagination, observation, memory, intuition, patience, a theoretical background and a systematic approach are only some of them.

Despite the state of the art machines we have at our disposal, what remain fundamentally important and irreplaceable when it comes to making a diagnosis are the patient’s medical history and his communication with the doctor. The detailed physical examination is for me absolutely necessary and it is the procedure which will establish a relation of trust with the patient. Furthermore, history and physical examination will define the further exams needed to establish a diagnosis.

Therefore we should not underestimate the role of those ”traditional” approaches, because they are the most important for a successful diagnosis.

Making a diagnosis is fundamental in medicine. It is however a complex procedure which requires many skills and abilities. Imagination, observation, memory, intuition, patience, a theoretical background and a systematic approach are only some of them.

Despite the state of the art machines we have at our disposal, what remain fundamentally important and irreplaceable when it comes to making a diagnosis are the patient’s medical history and his communication with the doctor. The detailed physical examination is for me absolutely necessary and it is the procedure which will establish a relation of trust with the patient. Furthermore, history and physical examination will define the further exams needed to establish a diagnosis.

Therefore we should not underestimate the role of those ”traditional” approaches, because they are the most important for a successful diagnosis.