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September 29, 2011

The New Doctor-Patient Handshake

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, MD

One of my mentors in residency told me that the pediatrician handshake was different, unique, and instinctive. Instead of grasping a child's palm firmly, the handshake is the ritual of touching the top of a baby or toddler's head, palpating the anterior fontanelle (soft spot). Often, it's one of the first things we do when we meet our new patients.... Read full story


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