Author: Daniel Pepe, MD

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Daniel Pepe, MD is a family medicine resident at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Skip the Jargon and Talk to Your Patient

I remember ranting to a friend one night about the terminology, lingo and semantics that run through medicine. When I started studying medicine, I found the language fascinating. Most physicians seem to appreciate the language of medicine because truly understanding it is proof that after years of studying, working, and putting nose to grindstone, you made it in to the exclusive club that utilizes this jargon.