Bay Area Physician Victoria Sweet's Crusade for 'Slow Medicine'

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Dr. Victoria Sweet is the author of "Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing."  (Photo: Denise Zmekhol)

Innovations like surgical robots, telemedicine and targeted cancer therapies offer the promise of breakthrough medical treatments. But what if medicine's obsession with new technology is really making healthcare worse? That's among the questions UCSF's Victoria Sweet examines in her new book “Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing.” For Sweet, a former doctor at San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, “slow medicine” means taking the time to truly connect with patients. She joins us in the studio.


Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine, UCSF; author, "Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing"