"I think it's actually a joy to work with people with health anxiety disorder," said Dr. Larry Halverson with CoxHealth.Halverson, director of the Cox Family Practice Residency Program, was in private practice for 10 years; he saw many people with health anxiety disorder.His
challenge was to help them through their anxiety while taking their medical concerns seriously.
"My job as a doctor is to work with them on the pain," he
It is demeaning, said Halverson
, and it is also wrong.