In the emergency department, patients often wonder why they aren’t seen fast enough, or why their problems aren’t completely solved, or why the tests they want cannot be run. Doctors and nurses in the ED also grumble and ask each […]
Her face was not one meant for poker. Her pursed lips emitted “pfffs” and “hmmphs” and her eyes rolled as I spoke. Her hips shifted and squirmed in the vinyl chair while her son stacked otoscope tips in towers on […]
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.
“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.” […]
Twelve years. That’s as far as the survival curve went. First it step-laddered down to about 75 percent at five years. That’s good, I thought, right? But then it steepened, plateauing at 40 percent. When you’re diagnosed, they warn […]