Let’s listen to patients’ hearts, even if we don’t have to

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  • Yakubu says:

    I loved the article. In my experience I have noticed that physical exams is being left out of many GP consults.

  • Surinder Kaloe says:

    Compassion towards fellow humans sometimes works the magic. Human touch with kindness and compassion can work wonders.

    • John(y) Van Aerde (Chief-editor CJPL.ca) says:

      Agreed. However, compassion does not just work magic, there is now evidence for that…. the science of compassion is called COMPASSIONOMICS. Lots of evidence how compassion affects outcomes, for both patient and care provider.

  • Cynthia says:

    Love this! Treat patients as humans.


Sharon Bal


Sharon Bal, MD CCFP FCFP, is a family physician, primary care lead, and preclerkship coordinator at Waterloo Regional Campus, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University.

Rimpy Cheema


Rimpy Cheema is a family physician in Hamilton, Ontario, and an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. She has a special interest in newborn care, women’s health, student health and education. She is currently completing the Master’s in Clinical Science program in Family Medicine through Western University.

Nisha Arora


Nisha Arora is a family physician who practises full-spectrum care along with low-risk obstetrics in southern Ontario. She went to medical school at McMaster University and completed her residency at Western University. She has a special interest in women’s health, education, and quality improvement.

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