Your Physicians' Viewpoints Are Skewed And Narrowed By Dangerous Habits Of Mind…And I Can Prove It.
Just like everybody else, physicians are victimized by unconscious mental quirks which can narrow their outlook to the size of a shirt button. Most misdiagnoses result from these psychological pitfalls. (And not lack of experience, nor ignorance of the relevant clinical facts.)
Did You Know…
- That 60% of board-certified radiologists overlook a missing collar bone in a routine chest x-ray.
- That 10 - 15% of clinical diagnoses are wrong.
- That neuroscientists have uncovered cognitive bear-traps that predictably lead to errors of judgment…And most physicians haven't been taught any of them.
During My Healthcare Speeches For Doctors (And Other Clinical Staff)...
Using visual demonstrations and clinical examples, I deconstruct the process by which physicians actually make diagnostic errors. (And recreate, from the platform, some of the unconscious psychological biases that lead to these mistakes.)
Then I teach my audiences how to run their current points of view through a set of self-administered reality checks. (Simple tactics for seeing beyond expectations, past first impressions and towards greater diagnostic accuracy.)
Steve, I have post-it notes with quotes from your healthcare speeches firmly affixed to my desk. Frankly a day doesn’t go by now where I don’t find myself asking 'What am I missing,' and 'How can I view the issue differently to seek a better solution?'
Dr. Samuel J. Santoro, DO, FACOG
President, Solano Regional Medical Group
What an amazing message you deliver. I know you have changed the way we do business.
Pam Garrick, Education Coordinator
Great Plains Regional Medical Center
Why Hire Me To Speak at Your Event?
If you're a healthcare executive or administrator, you may well be asking the question: "Dr. Steve, how are you able to make such bold statements about a touchy subject like diagnostic errors without getting booed off the platform?" Yep, I regularly speak to senior physicians; the "show me" elite who will call out a phony pitch in a heartbeat. (Have you ever tried to "pull the wool" over a neurosurgeon's eyes?) Here's why my doctor audiences don't throw stuff at me...
- First off, I'm a physician myself. This alone makes the session non-confrontational; we're all on the same side.
- Secondly—don't be fooled by the MD—I'm really funny. I average a huge laugh every 12 seconds. (Yep, I've counted.) My speech is structured to tickle your doctors' funny bones, so I can also touch some raw nerves.
- Thirdly, after presenting the neuroscientific research findings, I prove the validity of my ideas from the platform. These crowd-involving, “rivet your eyeballs to the stage” demonstrations are a compelling way to explore cognitive errors...And what to do about them. (I even choke down a four foot balloon to prove a crucial point.)
Excellent! Very good message. Entertaining. Where the heck did the balloon go?
VP Communications, SDAHO
Your body language demonstration is a wonderful way to teach our staff how to be more sensitive to the emotional needs of our patients.
Pamela Leach, Regional Executive Director
Shady Grove Fertility RSC
How Much Does Your Hospital Lose Defending Against Litigation?
What's it worth to your organization for your physicians, nurses and other clinical staff to learn how to make better medical decisions? I can (and want to) help. But you've got to take the first step. (I certainly have no intention of pestering you with an unsolicited call.)
Give me a call (972 352 6622). And pulverize me with questions until you're totally satisfied that I have something relevant and powerful to teach your doctors. Feel free to be utterly ruthless. Line up your toughest physicians for a conference call. Go on…Give it your best shot!
And then, if you wish, you can tell me about the objectives for your upcoming clinical meeting. If I think my speaking style and topic suits your needs, I'll tell you. And, if I don't, I'll tell you. No pushy sales pressure at all…Ever!
A quick call, and a few minutes from right now you’ll have the low-down on ways to reduce your diagnostic error rates and litigation costs. That's why I'm urging you to call right now, while this simple task is on your mind (972 352 6622)…
Seriously, what do you have to lose?
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More people who decided to call (972 352 6622) and are thrilled they did...
Clearly Dr. Bedwell is a very skilled speaker, he was very impressive (not to mention hilarious). The thing I walked away with is his two questions; What am I missing and What am I making up? I found myself asking these questions yesterday, as I was noticing or interacting with others. I think this practice will help me to see a more complete picture as I work with patients and their families.
Jeanine Hayes-Moore, MSW
Hospice Medical Social Worker
Your program was by far the best thing we have ever done for our staff. They loved you! (I have already added a permanent agenda item to my monthly staff meetings called “Perspective Power Moments”.) Rest assured, you have made a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
Mark Provan, MS, OTR/L Administrator
Sutter North Home Health, Hospice, PT, & Facilities