DR. ROACH: Let's get physical
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why has the physical exam all but disappeared from a doctor's visit? When I go to a doctor, I am lucky to have my lungs and heart listened to with a stethoscope. I cannot remember when a physician has felt my abdomen, listened to my chest, felt my lymph nodes, felt for pulses in my arms and legs, looked in my ears, looked in my eyes, etc.
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