I was honored that CLOSLER, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, invited me to reflect on life as a doctor with cancer. You can check it out here.
Sometimes you need peppermint oil – and pie – to find the person under the pathology. More in my latest piece is out in the Spring 2019 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.
Receiving important test results is usually stressful – but this stress can be addressed. Online patient portals aren’t necessarily the way to do that. As physicians, we need to be mindful of how our patients want results communicated. My experience in my latest for Doximity.
“He’s been running a fever today —99 to 99.4 degrees— and has been a little fussy with a lot of runny nose and cough,” the mother told me. More misinformation about fever, I thought to myself, as the child ran around the emergency department exam room. “We generally consider fever to be 100.4 degrees or…
The World Meets in the Hospital
All corners of the world meet in the hospital. All kinds of people commit their lives to helping the sick. We are there to alleviate suffering and save lives. With these shared goals, other differences suddenly seem petty. We may differ in our belief systems, our life experiences, our opinions on policy. But when I…