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Linda Girgis

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hands-patient-doctor-physician

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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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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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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religion-spirituality-nature-sun-light

What Role Does Spirituality Play in Medicine? | Medical Blog

While training to be doctors, most of us learned that professional ethics dictate that we not encroach our beliefs on our patients. When a person seeks healthcare,

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herd-immunity-vaccine-needle-vaccination

We Need to Stand United on Herd Immunity | Medical Blog

We should hold those responsible for spreading false medical information accountable for their actions. Rumors and falsities abound regarding immunizations. Many people refuse to vaccinate their children

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bricks-wall-blocks

Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine | Medical Blog

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments

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The Doctor in the Mirror | Medical Blog

“Many people see doctors and see arrogance or greed. Others see caring souls. The doctor in the mirror sees a broken soul and carries much suffering.” –

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Child Abuse Awareness Month: Fighting the Monster Under the Bed | Medical Blog

"As healthcare professionals we are bound by duty to report suspected cases and help these kids. But even the medical community often fails in this regard."

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crime-scene-investigation

Healthcare CSI: Our Patients the Victims | Medical Blog

The crime scene is the US healthcare system scattered in clinics, private practices, and hospitals throughout the country. The system lies in tatters on the ground with

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Fighting the Dr. Oz World | Medical Blog

While I would probably earn much more money selling a magic weight loss pill or a mystical cream that vanishes wrinkles, I need to be a doctor first.

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Turning Our Residents into Minions | Medical Blog

As doctors, we can all remember the attending doctors who struck fear in our hearts or the senior residents who turned us into their personal scut slaves.

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Choose to Make a Difference | Medical Blog

"We don’t need to spend days ladling out food in the soup kitchen and traveling overseas to an impoverished land. We can make a difference every single day in the everyday life that we live."

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Ending Futile Care: When it is Time to Say Goodbye | Medical Blog

"Doctors must become comfortable initiating these talks with patients and their family members. And foremost before everyone should be the patient’s wishes. Doctors like to give hope. But we are also expected to give honesty. "

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Men Get Breast Cancer Too | Medical Blog

Breast cancer is not just a “women’s disease.” It affects men as well, and we should step up and treat those afflicted with more understanding and less judgment.

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Why We Need Price Transparency from Pharma | Medical Blog

People in the US watched in outrage when Turing Pharmaceuticals increased the price of Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750, a 5,000% increase. Daraprim is a

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Concussion Season: Why We Need to Do Better | Medical Blog

The NFL season kicked off this month but with it, we return back to concussion season. Most people know of the controversy of the concussion cover-up in

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The Art of Giving Bad News | Medical Blog

In my medical training, I never received any training on how to tell the patient bad news. The art of it has evolved over years of practice. This is perhaps one of the hardest jobs a doctor does.

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How Online Medical Crowdsourcing Helped Save a Life | Medical Blog

"There are many advantages to medical crowdsourcing. It truly has the potential to save lives all across the world. The days of playing phone tag to try to get a curbside consult are finished. "

Where Big Data Does Not Exist | Medical Blog

"I much rather deal with the regulatory hassles than see people go without medical care because it is not available to them. I much rather fight the unreasonable meaningful use mandates than to have no records at all. Big Data and all, the US system beats all."

Calif. Vaccine Bill Bans Personal, Religious Exemptions | Medical Blog

California has recently joined 32 other states that don't allow parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Opponents to the controversial decision are speaking out, including celebrities, again.

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