Over time I will be adding things I’ve been offering my patients for self-help or empowerment purposes.
- “I Hate Coming Here”
- Let Doctors be Doctors
- The Illusion of Electronic Prescribing
- An Act to Eliminate Constipation
- How Should Doctors Get Paid? – Part 2
- Never Assume – Indeed!
- How Should Doctors Get Paid? – Part 1
- Never Assume
- Bedside Manner and the Pendulum Effect
- Aequanimitas – Doctors Stirred, not Shaken
- Monocular Vision in Horses and Physicians
- The Art of Being Sick
- Wrestling the Rooster
- From Scribbles to Scribes: Newspeak and Foma in the Medical Record
- Good, Strong Heart Beat – 140 and Regular
- Children Who Never Grew
- One Visit, One Problem?
- Signed, Harvey Cushing
- Pain and Suffering
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- Doctors as Stewards, is that News?Maybe it’s because I grew up in a socialist country, or perhaps I am actually from a different planet, but an article in today’s New York Times left me scratching my head. The article describes how some doctors and medical groups are quietly beginning to consider the cost of treatments they provide or recommend, for […]
- Simple Bedside Test Trumps Mega-WorkupThe Journal of Family Practice just published an illustrative case of a young woman with severe headaches and blurry vision. After a couple of hospitalizations with non-contrast and contrast brain MRIs, lumbar puncture and exhaustive laboratory testing, the diagnosis was made with a no-cost two minute bedside test, promoted by yours truly in a post […]
- Miracle or Outlier?A story in the New York Times about a cancer patient who wanted to live to see her daughter’s wedding caught my attention. Haider Javed Warraich, a resident in internal medicine writes: As a physician, I never liked the word “miracle.” I preferred to think in terms of “medical outliers.” And yet that day of […]
- Psychotherapy and the DodoIn “Alice in Wonderland”, the Dodo claimed everyone a winner. In many people’s view, every form of mental health treatment is equally effective. Not so, according to new research. Bulimia, for example, is said to respond better to CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, than other modalities. So when it comes to psychotherapy, it seems the dodo […]
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