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Why do doctors hug their patients?

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Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Culture?: Even though I was trained in the US, I am originally Latina and we are huggers! However, I only hug a patient after I have developed a long trusting relationship with them and if I notice my patient is receptive to it. No hugging for first visits!

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