Alicia M. Conill, M.D.: Listening Is Powerful Medicine


It took a scolding from an elderly patient to get Dr. Alicia Conill to stop and listen to her instead of just reviewing her chart. Conill came to see the value of listening in the treatment process, especially when she became a patient herself.

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Dr. Alicia Conill is a clinical associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A native of Cuba, Conill also directs a non-profit that teaches patients and care-givers how to better cope with chronic illness and disability.