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’They Don’t Ask Me So I Don’t Tell Them’: Patient-Clinician Communication About Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine

By Brian M. Shelley, Andrew L. Sussman, Robert L. Williams, Alissa R. Segal and Benjamin F. Crabtree


PURPOSE Although high rates of traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (TM/CAM) use have been well documented, there has been less attention to the factors influencing communication between patients and their primary care clinicians about TM/CAM. Such communication can be important in anticipating possible drug-herb interactions and in assuring agreement about therapeutic plans

Topics: Original Research
Publisher: American Academy of Family Physicians
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