Are religious doctors different?

You might think that doctors who consider themselves religious would be more likely to serve the needy.

But it’s not so, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune about a survey of 1,100 American physicians.

“I think it challenges the religious communities to think about whether they’re helping physicians make the connection between what religion teaches and how they practice medicine,” said Dr. Farr Curlin, lead author on the study, which the Annals of Family Medicine publishes today.

Read the Tribune report “here.”:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-docsjul31,1,703849.story

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.