Some occurrences at your doctor's office aren't just "weird" -- they're wrong.
There are simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to improve communication between providers and patients.
Other activists have already recognized the need to fight for better health care. The Movement for Black Lives is calling
Normally, speaking out against a presidential candidate would not be considered such an act of fearlessness in a country
There are many blog posts written by patients that talk about ways to promote a relationship between patient and physician
The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most important relationships we will ever have.
I'm a Los Angeles-based medical doctor who, for the past 25 years, has specialized in treating the LGBT community. I've witnessed the ravages of AIDS, the physical and psychological trauma of violent hate crimes, depression and suicide in a community specifically targeted for discrimination because of who they love.
Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.
I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.
That double whammy will certainly tear your day to shreds if you don't get started beefing up your documentation now. If
It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.
Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.
Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.
Wars and diseases, intrigues and coups and all the rest are indeed interesting things. But more important, and more terrible, is the fact that grieving humanity suffers at the center of it all. Maybe that knowledge can make us love everyone better.
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