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Bridging the Doctor Patient Divide | Medical Blog

Patients are becoming increasingly disgruntled in our current healthcare system. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are equally disenfranchised.  Doctors struggle to practice quality medical care while outside

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Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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surgery-anesthesiology-surgeon-anesthesiologist-oxygen-mask

The Unique Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Relationship | Feature

“Just started,” an attending anesthesiologist welcomed me into the OR. Everything was new to me – the dim lights, blue gowns, beeping of the pulse ox machine.

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dead-dying-patient-tag-name-identification

Wrong Body Cremated: ID’ing Patients By More Than a Name | Medical Blog

The wrong body was cremated by the county coroner’s office in Los Angeles. Jorge Hernandez died of an overdose, and the body of another Jorge Hernandez, an

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A tube misconnection and a death: a medical whodunit | Feature

Here’s what we know. In September 2016, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national soccer team suffered what must have been an extremely painful death when

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doctor-scolded-patient-wrong-trouble

Doctor Curmudgeon® Coming to a hospital near you…SOON | Feature

This is a scary scenario. Please grab some wine or chocolate or whatever you need, before reading this. It really can happen, even in my lifetime. I

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When-Patient-Visit-Gets-Dangerous-feature-image

When the Patient Visit Gets Dangerous | Medical Blog

"Patients walk into our exam rooms off the streets. They do not go through metal detectors or get asked to search their bags."

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doctor-patient-talking

The Elements of Doctor-Patient Privilege | Feature

There are some societal goals that are considered so important that the law gives them extra protection.  The ability of a penitent person to confess to a

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frustrated-doctor-crazy

DOCTOR CURMUDGEON®: How to Drive Your Doctor Nuts | Medical Blog

SCENES: As usual in some exam room, happening all over the land, all the time and causing stress, hair loss, anxiety, irritability and other things in physicians…

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stethoscope-medical-school-research-books-graduate

Unmatched Graduate: “Med Schools to Blame” | Feature

The following was submitted as a series of comments on my Physician’s Weekly post about Missouri’s new law allowing medical school graduates who did not match into

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How should patients who arrive late be handled? | Feature

Traffic comes to a complete stop. Although this may not seem like such an unusual thing in New York City, during the week of the United Nations

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remote-clinic

The Mission inside Each of Us | Medical Blog

A few weeks ago, I spent a week working with the Floating Doctors in their medical mission in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. We traveled by boat to

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doctor-worried-upset-depressed-angry-burnout

Disclosing Your Own Errors: How, When & Why | Medical Blog

So, do you have to tell a patient if you make an error in their care and, if so, under what circumstances? Dr. MedLaw discusses what advantages

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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money-target-bullseye-greedy

Parking lot needlestick yields $4.6 million payout | Medical Blog

A jury awarded a woman $4,618,500 for a needlestick injury she sustained in the parking lot of Target. Skeptical Scalpel shares his opinions. A South Carolina jury

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hands-safe-insurance-protection

Culture of Safety: Just Do It | Feature

Quite a number of years ago, a patient of mine came to see me for her routine annual physical examination, and it ended up costing her a

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white-coat-doctor

Becoming a Better Leader – in a Week | Medical Blog

Reward or punishment? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, as I have been sent off to an “Executive Leadership” conference this week, where we are spending long hours

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clock-time

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Why can’t more doctors apologize for mistakes? | Medical Blog

“The unintended consequences of these seemingly well-intentioned laws are doctors who can’t apologize for harming their patients even if they want to…” A recent JAMA article about

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gavel-stethoscope-law-malpractice-lawsuit

How to Deal With Another Doctor’s Error – and Minimize Liability | Medical Blog

Our expert provides legal guidance for the three scenarios you may be confronted with when dealing with another doctor’s error. 1. When you and the other doctor

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