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The number of distractions pulling physician attention away from where it should be — on patients — has increased.
We need to reconsider how we train our doctors to be sure that they acquire the skills they will need.
What Arthur and his family did not know is that that home visit had at least as much impact on me.
We marginalize people in pain to the point where shooting up black tar heroin under a freeway overpass makes the most sense to them.
Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.
Commenting about patient behaviors on Facebook is becoming a common practice among clinicians.
This physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Battle-worn and weary, we were hungry for news, and any sign that the tide was starting to turn gripped our attention.
I have come to realize is that it was never the sanctity of the exam room, nor the long white coat that droops from my shoulders.
EHRs continue to spread untold misery, and with each year a new EHR comes along that promises to be "better" than the last.
Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.
This got me wondering what actual amounts of caffeine are safe to consume, and how much is too much.
Is winning the primary goal? Or should coaches be aware of a bigger responsibility?
To say that primary care physicians are squeezed for time these days is a grossly negligent understatement.
If you've ever dictated a progress note or a discharge summary, you can write an article. Just get the basic idea down to start.
An accent on a particular syllable, even if done unconsciously, is significant and draws attention to hidden information.
I was worried that the hectic, high-pressure process of medical education was somehow diminishing my humanity.
I have noticed that my patients who undergo successful bariatric surgery seem to get divorced at a higher-than-average rate.
The art of medicine doesn't matter anymore. All that matters is checking the right boxes and attaining some minimum customer satisfaction score.
Doctors see patient volumes and administrative burdens increasing in an ever more complex, fragmented, disjointed and dysfunctional system.