The Science and Art of Preventive Medicine
Every day physicians at Cooper Clinic use the science of medicine to determine the best course of action for patients. What many people don’t realize is that there’s also an art to medicine — the ability to figure out what’s best for each individual patient based on their unique circumstances.
Over the last couple of weeks you may have heard Cooper Clinic and President George W. Bush in the news. As you may know he came in for an annual exam and a heart blockage was found during a stress test. Since then there has been some media debate about the use of stress tests. We continue to believe that they are one of the best ways to determine changes in heart conditions, especially when used over time.
We thought you may be interested in this article by Dr. Marc Sigel, a practicing internist, associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and FOX News Channel contributor, published today on usatoday.com. The article outlines the need for physicians to personalize their approach to care when it comes to heart disease. It’s a good reminder of how the art and science of medicine must come together to develop the right treatment plan for the patient.