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To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients
National Public Radio

Kevin Wiehrs is a nurse in Savannah, GA. But instead of giving patients shots or taking blood pressure readings, his job is mostly talking with patients like Susan Johnson. Johnson, 63, is a retired restaurant cook who receives Medicare and Medicaid. She has diabetes, and has already met with her doctor. Afterward, Wiehrs spends another half hour with Johnson, talking through her medication, exercise and diet.