About the Author
Phillip Brottman, MD, MS, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Dr. Brottman has served as a
medical director and as an academic physician teaching in the lecture hall and bedside. He has personally seen and
supervised his students and residents in approximately 40,000 patient visits over his lifetime. Having seen so many
patients—most of them in about 15 minutes—uniquely qualifies Dr. Brottman on the best practices for gaining the
patient’s trust and collecting the needed history/physical in a brief amount of time.