Archive for January, 2008

How do I fnd a good Family Doctor?

Working as a Hospitalist means that I have no outpatient practice. Many of my patients ask me near the end of their hospital stay if I can be their Family Doctor. Of course, I don’t have that type of practice and it would be a conflict of interest if I did. My patients have had […]

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You expect your Doctor to feel your pain. Do you feel theirs?

When most people go to see the Doctor, it’s because something is wrong. And when something is wrong, you expect the person you tell to have some compassion and empathy for your discomfort and vulnerability. You expect that from your Doctor and when you don’t get it, you feel put off, upset and have no […]

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Universal Health Care? We Already Have It!

The hot topic in the last several presidential elections has always centered around the same or similar issues; the economy, international affairs/terrorism and healthcare. The Clintons made health care such a large issue that Hilliary had to take that bull by the horns herself. Unfortunately, the bull drug her into the dirt. That’s a beast […]

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THE DOCTOR IS IN

Hi and welcome. First , as an introduction, I’m a practicing physician in the Midwest. I considered doing this blog as a way to vent, and as away to give my opinion on a variety of subjects related to medicine. They are many and varied. Whether it is the uninsured, the use of our Emergency […]

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