Infectious diseases is a cognitive specialty that is procedurally represented by the consultation. Done correctly, a consultation is a powerful tool that can change physician behavior, strengthen critical relationships, and establish a consultant's reputation of excellence. The process of consultation requires multiple learnable skills that, when practiced and perfected, translate into a blueprint for professional success and satisfaction.
Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Chicago, IL.
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