David C Metz, MD
Penn Medicine in the News
More 'Empowered' Patients Question Doctors' Orders
According to an article in USA Today, “in the past, most patients placed their entire trust in the hands of their physician. Your doc said you needed a certain medical test, you got it. Not so much anymore. Many physicians say an increasing number of patients are getting involved in decisions about their medical care, including medication choices, whether they need a specialist, and especially whether they need expensive diagnostic tests, which some health economists say are driving up the cost of health care. David C. Metz, MD, professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Gastroenterology and Carrie Burns, MD, an assistant professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, are both quoted in the article.
USA Today article