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The deception at the heart of physician burnout #SustainableDocs

We have believed a lie to prop up an increasingly untenable system. We have behaved as if we could safely put our emotions...

Why patients should be investors, not customers

In this current era of health care, patients are increasingly being labeled as “customers” to provide a landscape suggestive of the need to...

Diagnosis And Treatments Of Nails Diseases And Problems

Nails are parts of our body that are themselves colorless and transparent. They are situated at the fingers of our hands and legs. Nails...

Alarm fatigue is problem. Here’s a pragmatic solution.

I missed a drug interaction warning the other day when I prescribed a sulfa antibiotic to Barton, a COPD patient who is also...

A day in the life of an OB/GYN chief resident

It’s 5:50 a.m. and my alarm is buzzing. It’s been going off intermittently since 5:30 a.m. Even though I really don’t need to...

How should physicians be rated? Here are 8 factors that should be included.

Ratings have become a national obsession.  U.S. News & World Report rates colleges, medical schools, hospitals, subspecialties, etc.  Some private firms develop physician...

How this physician transitions to becoming an empty nester

Next month when our youngest child leaves for college, the biggest change may not be in his life but in ours. We are done...

5 reasons why doctors don’t seek mental health care

1. Lack of confidentiality. May have to turn over medical records to others who control your career. 2. State medical boards demand to know. May be...

Hospital sushi and the 5 stages of grief

Prologue It’s 1:30 p.m. on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You’re on call, and hungry, and having not had the forethought to make food ahead of...

We are clinicians in the era of information overload

The age-old saying is that knowledge is power. But what happens when you are overwhelmed with the information you need to make a...


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