Practicing Medicine

If it quacks, it’s a duck

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Featured, General Medicine, Humor | 7 comments

If it quacks, it’s a duck

…this story gets embarrassing

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The test is not the goal

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Featured, General Medicine | 10 comments

The test is not the goal

…the test that burns my buns

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Why Doctors should flip-flop

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Featured, General Medicine | 5 comments

Why Doctors should flip-flop

Watch the henhouse.

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Too soon

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in End of Life, General Medicine | 19 comments

Too soon

Brett collapsed…

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Who is the patient?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in General Medicine | 2 comments

Who is the patient?

….a complex new world.

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Doctor: just say no

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in General Medicine | 18 comments

Doctor: just say no

…less than worthless

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I, Doctor

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in End of Life, Featured, General Medicine | 11 comments

I, Doctor

…I am helpless

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Trapped

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in General Medicine | 7 comments

Trapped

No stone except the right one

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Family Photos

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Cancer Care, End of Life, General Medicine, Life & Health | 4 comments

Family Photos

To cope with loss, oncologists simply forget. Perhaps, “forget” is not the right word. “Compartmentalize,” “separate” or simply “contain,” may be better. We put all those wonderful people who have died, all that suffering, all those lives, in a corner closet of our minds, close the door and lock them away. Perhaps. However, all those memories remain; they are part of me. Quietly, they change how I practice medicine, what I feel and how I live. Sometimes, they come back in remarkable ways. Almost three decades ago, when I finished training and...

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Doctors call it empathy

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in General Medicine | 1 comment

Doctors call it empathy

…a part of the black bag

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