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Etta Vinik: The Importance of Learning to Listen to Patients

While we are pulling together this past weekend’s ADA videos for you, we thought we’d share this video from last year’s ADA with Etta Vinik, who has partnered with her husband Aaron Vinik, MD, over many years in improving diabetes education for patients as well as helping cliinicians to better understand how to communicate effectively and treat patients….

She was also instrumental in developing the idea of the “patient-centric” model of care, now ubiquitous, but which initially was against the top-down model of the time period. The Eastern Virginia Medical School’s program to educate patients and clinicians was one of the first in the U.S. and Etta Vinik explains why this pioneering program was so important and still is. And she explains how Dr. Vinik came up with a novel way to get his patients to check their feet every day….

 

 

 

Etta J. Vinik, Associate Director Education, Strelitz Diabetes Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School