Physician David Newman has written a book about the secrets your doctor keeps from you. Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets From the House of MedicineNewman now trains medical students and residents at Columbia University and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center.
"While patients assume doctors rely on science, "it's not uncommon
for the decisions we make to be entirely based on opinion," Newman
Rather than asking leading questions such as do you support breastfeeding (what doctor would say no?) ask more directive questions like: What percentage of your patients ____?