Doctor That Inspired 'House' Visits
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The doctor who inspired a popular TV show was in Rochester on Tuesday Night.
Dr. Lisa Sanders is the inspiration for the television series "House M.D." The board certified internist, professor, and columnist spoke to a packed house at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Her monthly “Diagnosis” column in the New York Times explores how a doctor comes to a diagnosis in patients who repeatedly return to the office or emergency department with baffling symptoms. Sanders says doctors should take a simple yet detailed approach to treating their patients.
"How long do you spend in your doctors office? How many questions does your doctor ask you? And then, how many answers do you actually get to give? The chances are excellent that it's not very many," Sanders said.
Sanders says on average a doctor will interrupt a patient every 18 seconds. Sanders says she gets a kick out of her connection to the TV character "House." She says she's a lot nicer though.