Over time I will be adding things I’ve been offering my patients for self-help or empowerment purposes.
- Medicine is Easy, but Metamedicine is Hard
- Primary Care is Personal and Passionate
- Primary Care is not General Motors
- Primary Care is Messy
- Incentive, Bribe or Kickback?
- Primary Care isn’t Brain Surgery
- Exit Diagnosis
- The Art of Diagnosis
- Recapturing Abundance
- Be Prepared
- The Ghosts in the Exam Room – Part 2
- The Ghosts in the Exam Room – Part 1
- The Red Blues
- What’s in America’s Medicine Cabinets?
- Free Blood Pressure Check
- Treating Symptoms
- A Tight Squeeze
- How Should Doctors Get Paid? – Part 5
- How Should Doctors Get Paid? – Part 4
- How Should Doctors Get Paid? – Part 3
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- Medico-Legal Integration in Primary Care?We have Behavioral Health Specialists embedded in our medical clinics. Now I hear that some clinics are doing the same with lawyers for the benefit of their patients. The New York Times has an interesting article about this: “In the early 1990s, Barry Zuckerman, the chief of pediatrics at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical […]
- Is this Aroma Therapy?Wound healing is faster when skin cells are exposed to a certain sandalwood scent, but not others. German researchers have demonstrated the presence of very specific olfactory receptors in skin cells. Is this going to bring aroma therapy into mainstream medicine? “The nose is not the only place where olfactory receptors occur. Humans have approximately […] […]
- Family Physician, “Broker of Choices”Canadian Family Physician, in an article about how the future will bring both challenges and opportunities for family physicians, uses the term “broker of choices”. I thought this was a poignant way of describing what I find myself doing more and more. “With strong skills in patient-centred care, including evidence-based decision support, and our core […] […]
- Avoiding YourselfAn article in the Atlantic describes research where subjects were so uncomfortable sitting quietly with their own thoughts that many preferred giving themselves electrical shocks. “Considering the many challenges life has to offer, entertaining yourself with your own thoughts for a few minutes seems like one of the easier hurdles to overcome. You could recal […]
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