KCRW's Second Opinion
By Michael Wilkes, KCRW
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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.
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It's beneficial to all of us when we get impartial information like that offered by Dr. Wilkes. Information we ALL need to know.
I often wish I could find a physician who knew as much and cared as much as Dr. Wilkes.
Useful and thoughtful
I appreciate Dr. Wilkes not shying from the more controversial medical subjects. I wish my own medical professionals had that freedom......but malpractice fears surely keep them silent.