On this episode of the Humarian Health Podcast, Amy and Dr. Benzinger are joined by Dr. Clifton Meador, MD, to discuss his book, The Little Book of Doctors’ Rules: A Practical Guide to the Art of Healing. Dr. Meador is a retired physician and professor of medicine emeritus at Vanderbilt Medical School. He shares his background in medicine and explains what events in his career led to his desire to write a book on rules for doctors. They discuss Dr. Meador’s four major categories of patients that exhibit symptoms but no disease and discuss why he uses patient diaries to determine the causes of symptoms and rule out diseases. Amy asks specifically about rule #186, “All patients will lie about something, some patients will lie about everything”. They finish out the podcast by discussing how and why patients are ending up with so many different doctors and why doctors are often not able to devote the amount of time necessary for more thorough and accurate diagnoses.