The Importance of Hands-On Examinations

June 10, 2018

There is a common trend in human and veterinary medicine where doctors are reluctant to take a hands-on approach to diagnosing patients.

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, president and CEO of CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Centers, says there is a common trend in human and veterinary medicine where doctors are reluctant to take a hands-on approach to diagnosing patients.

Upon completing her courses, Dr. Robinson says students learn the value of feeling patients with their hands to understand where tension and pain is located. We have to reintroduce a hands-on physical exam, she adds.