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The Medical Futurist | 9 min | 5 March 2020

While Doctor Who is embracing change, casting two female leads in a row as the titular character following the series’ tradition of having male leads, real life doctors should take some cues from the fictional doctor when it comes to change. For ages, physicians have been relying on traditional methods when it comes to consulting patients and follow a rote template akin to the following: patients see the doctor who auscultates them with manual techniques, without forgetting the stethoscope, and will prescribe them some medication or lifestyle change. In specific cases, they will recommend a more detailed diagnostic method like the ultrasound, X-ray or even refer to a specialist.



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