H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and author of three books, including Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Health Care and Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. TDI.Dartmouth.edu

High Blood Pressure

Don’t Let the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Fool You—or Your Doctor

New guidelines mean that 103 million American adults now have high blood pressure. That could be a recipe for over-treatment.

Health Care Providers

When to Think Twice About Medical Advice

It’s natural to assume that more health care is better than less—that checkups, tests and treatments make people healthier. But…

Health Care Providers

The Epidemic of Overdiagnosis: Unnecessary Tests, Drugs and Surgery. Watch Out!

There’s a dangerous epidemic out there. It’s called overdiagnosis—when you are diagnosed with a condition that will never hurt your…