I’m excited to share I will be writing monthly articles for the medical social networking site Doximity. Here is my first – a reflection on the ritual of hospital rounds.
Too often, we physicians find what we expect to find … we assume and too quickly close our minds to other possibilities. One patient – a regular in the emergency department for his methamphetamine use disorder – taught me how […]
“I spent time and money to go to the doctor, and she said my cough was nothing – just a virus!” the man ahead of me in line at the coffee shop bemoaned to his wife, “What a waste.” […]
“That’s no Brooklyn spider!” I thought. When an extra moment, another question, a chat about a spider brings the truth. Read all about it in my latest piece in Academic Medicine – a short but memorable lesson from the ward when […]
It had been preoccupying me for weeks. It was embarrassing, unexpected and probably meant nothing, I thought. As my doctor’s hand clasped the doorknob, I finally sought reassurance. “I feel like I’ve been gaining weight,” I mumbled … Read more […]