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.
Each of us is somehow “abnormal.” All of us are embarrassed or uncomfortable about some part of ourselves. None of us is without burdens. Some are on the surface to announce to all, others are deep and in need of […]
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 […]
It seems that lately, doctors spend more of our time working to prove to patients that our counsel, informed by years of rigorous training, should be trusted more than their cousin’s Facebook post, a random Wikipedia page, or a stranger’s […]
Medical school teaches us open-ended questions are best. We are told to avoid interrupting patients, allow them get their whole story out before we jump in—to prompt them only with nods or gentle “hmmm’s” and maybe a “tell me more.” […]