Saturday, March 14

Saturday, March 14
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Doctor, Stay By Me
Stafford I. Cohen, MD

The all-important doctor-patient relationship has been fractured. Can it be saved? Can patients once again think that, no matter what, "My doctor will stay by me." That's what Dr. Stafford Cohen’s new book is about. Doctor Stay By Me is a medical memoir about his 51 years as a practicing cardiologist in Boston. Through a series of 44 humorous, tragic, and ultimately uplifting short stories about his patients and experiences, Dr. Cohen depicts how medicine has changed over the years. “In today's world,” Dr. Cohen says, “It would be next to impossible for me to have the hands-on, day-to-day, year-to-year relationship with patients that I enjoyed during my career. That is a terrible shame.” Dr. Cohen’s book chronicles how today’s environment robs doctors of the reason they became doctors in the first place—to help people. It deprives patients of certainty and trust that their doctors know who they are and will always be there for them.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Cohen back to discuss his latest book, Doctor, Stay By Me on Saturday, March 14, between 1 PM and 3 PM.