Medical Blog

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”?

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”? | Guest Blog

"I keep hearing that medical care has become a team sport. If that's true, then the surgeon, like everyone else, is simply a member of the team."

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead?

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead? | Medical Blog

"You know the type where a doctor is in a small practice and knows all his patients, even what positions their kids play on the baseball team and what grades they got in math."

High Expectations & Physician Suicide

High Expectations & Physician Suicide | Medical Blog

"Displays of emotion, except under tightly circumscribed control, are seen as weakness and as ‘unprofessional’. So we cover up pain and uncertainty, limit our responses to well rehearsed bromides, and box up our regrets like toxic waste to be buried or locked away never to be seen again."

Woman Refuses Episiotomy, Gets One Anyway

Woman Refuses Episiotomy, Gets One Anyway | Guest Blog

"This case is not about malpractice. It is about the right of a patient to refuse an intervention. While the doctor stood with scissors in hand, the patient can clearly be heard saying, 'Don’t cut me.'"

Is the AMA Really the Voice of Physicians in the US?

Is the AMA Really the Voice of Physicians in the US? | Medical Blog

"Doctors have no organization that truly represents what we are going through and none to drive truly beneficial reform. "

The Doctor Will Saw You Now

The Doctor Will Saw You Now | Guest Blog

"While the staff was frantically searching for a suitable instrument, a rusty hacksaw was found in a storage closet."

The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare

The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare | Medical Blog

Walking the hospital corridors, many of the comments I overhear patients and others speaking about doctors often amazes me. On this day, I took notice to the conversation of two elderly women who were none too happy with doctors, whom they stated only cared about their computers these days and not about their patients.…

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

Just Culture? Just Kidding.

Just Culture? Just Kidding. | Medical Blog

"This admitting fault and taking responsibility wasn’t ‘punitive’ as has been asserted by the Just Culture proponents. The concept of Forgive and Remember was a strong backbone to the process."

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen | Guest Blog

"How about we just take our oxygen the old-fashioned way—normal breaths and never intravenously?"

[1]2345...102030...