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MD Psychotherapist

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(4):169-170
10.4088/PCC.09f00854

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The oncologist asked this 60-year-old, married, father of 3 grown children to “come an hour early” for his oncology appointment so that the psychiatrist would get a chance to talk with him. Mr A was healthy for most of his life until 1 year before we met, when pain in his chest and shoulder led to a workup and diagnosis of multiple myeloma. He had retired to Charleston, SC, 2 years earlier, after a successful 30-year career as an engineer.​