Spotlight Health: Figuring Out What Care Works

May 20, 2014

Dr. Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman are the authors of "Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You."
Credit Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Deciding between doctors, treatments, and, surgeries can be exhausting, and often especially hard when juggling a serious diagnosis. Boston Physician Pamela Hartzband noticed this after practicing medicine for years, and she and a colleague have written a book on how to navigate those decisions. It’s called Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. Dr. Hartzband will speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer. As part of our spring series on key health issues, Dr. Hartzband spoke with APR’s Elise Thatcher. 

 Editor's note:  You can hear more of our conversation with Dr. Pamela Hartzband -- and other health experts -- on our series Spotlight Health. That’s in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival. You can see all of our programs on this page (click here).