1.2 Observation and Problem Identification - Transcripts

Greg Lambrecht: When they match [laughs].  You have to start off by doubting both, and so what does that mean?  You need more than one physician to tell you its a problem, or to confirm that its a problem.  Frequently medical practice varies and someone will actually suffer more problems than someone else.  Sometimes the only thing that gets published in the literature are retrospective studies by a guy that has very good results, or believes he does, or a woman.  So you end up getting a biased view.  Tier one prospective randomized studied that are reported on are generally believable, and a lot of physicians are generally believable.   And you ultimately you probably are not working with those.  One of the things that frequently happens with physicians is the failures don't come back to them.  If somebody has a complication they don't necisarrially return to the same physician, they frequently will go to another person who didn't screw them up the first time.  Its funny, one of the things that I ask physicians is "do you have this problem" if they say no, i'll ask "Do you see patients from other surgeons who have this problem?" "Oh sure! Yeah, those guys, they have no idea what they're doing."  Thats an indicator that you need to ask more people.