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It’s important to proactively manage your resident progress. Here’s how.

Physician training is an extremely high stakes business, not only for the patients that will be under the care of the eventual independent,...

It’s time to debunk the myth that doctors’ dollars come easily

A few months ago, I hired a contractor for a home improvement project.  He didn’t know that I was a physician at the...

Opioid epidemic or opioid shortage: The struggle is real

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. The grayish white zippered sheet being laid on the patient stretcher was the first...

“Entropy” from Medicine the Musical

A song from Medicine the Musical by Michael Ehrenreich. Support the Kickstarter campaign to bring the production closer to completion. Medicine the Musical is a unique musical that brings...

Insurance companies manipulate the doctor-patient relationship for financial gain

I am pediatrician who has been practicing for almost twenty years. During my career, I have been employed by two different free-standing children’s...

This physician won’t practice parachute-based medicine

Kenneth Lin, MD | Physician | January 29, 2018 I try my best to practice evidence-based medicine on a daily basis. When I know that the test...

What makes a great doctor: a physician reflects

I have been fortunate enough to find a home in academic medicine. Most of that time I’ve spent in oncology — working...

You can’t separate mind and body in medicine

According to the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians, well over half of patient visits to primary care physicians...

If you are a practicing physician, you need rest

“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which gives happiness.”– Thomas Jefferson If you are a practicing physician, you need rest. Why...

A lesson from Hurricane Harvey: Compassion has meaning

On September 1, 2017, four children and their grandparents drowned while their uncle was trying to drive them to safety. Their van was...

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