Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms
There are few patients that are more challenging to care for than those who have medically unexplained symptoms. They require a great deal of our time and huge medical costs can result. When should we suspect symptoms represent a functional disorder? How do we help patients when we have determined that their symptoms don’t represent a serious disorder? Do patients have a common fear regarding what their symptoms represent? Dr. Kevin Fleming, a Mayo Clinic physician in General Internal Medicine joins us to delve into medically unexplained symptoms.