Advocating at the doctor’s office, Mocktails, When to trust advice

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A person sitting on a medical examanation table talks with a doctor.
Irma Hendricks, right, talks with her physician Peter P. Reese, MD at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on Oct. 6, 2016. Jessica Kourkounis/AP Photo

We discuss how to get what we need out of a visit to the doctor’s office. On Food Friday, we learn how to make non-alcoholic cocktails. And we look into how to evaluate advice we get from others.

Featured in this Episode

  • Dismissed at the doctor's office? Here's how to advocate for yourself

    We trust our doctors with our lives. But women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, geriatric patients and heavier patients are more likely to encounter medical professionals who dismiss their concerns or question their pain. We talk to an expert on patient-provider relationships about how we can better advocate for ourselves at the doctor’s office as the experts on our own bodies.

  • Food Friday: Making non-alcoholic cocktails

    Mocktails. Zero-proof. NA. Spirit-free. Whatever you call them, non-alcoholic mixed drinks are having a moment. The author of Zero Proof shows us how to serve up NA cocktails that are just as tasty and sophisticated as their boozy counterparts.

  • Should you really take that advice?

    Advice is everywhere, but it’s not all good. We talk about how to tell if the advice you’re getting — whether it’s from your therapist or your mother — is good, or should be ignored.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Karen Spencer Guest
  • Elva Ramirez Guest
  • Allie Volpe Guest

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