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  • Top 100
    A Country Doctor Writes is one of the top 100 healthcare blogs on eVisit’s 2016 list. They write: This blog is a great read from a small-town doctor who’s been practicing on the same families for generations. The posts feature “progress notes,” highlighting interesting and unusual cases, along with touching stories of being the doctor […]
  • Expert Advice, But Not in Spelling
    Here’s a headline from this week’s Medical Economics. The article points out that our office notes are scrutinized for lazy documentation cliches that don’t reflect the amount or complexity of work to justify our charges. What’s that expression about throwing rocks from a glass house?
  • Single Dose Propranolol and Reexposure to Phobia or PTSD Triggers Brings Cure
    After one round of treatment, the arachnophobes held the spiders in their bare hands. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/opinion/sunday/a-drug-to-cure-fear.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share
  • When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care
    A FRIEND was recently hospitalized after a bicycle accident. At one point a nursing student, together with a more senior nurse, rolled a computer on wheels into the room and asked my friend to rate her pain on a scale of 1 to 10. She mumbled, “4 to 5.” The student put 5 into the […]