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Dr. Danielle Ofri is an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Her fourth book, "What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine," comes out in June. (Health.com) -- Have you ever wondered what your
Misdiagnosis is more common than you think April 26, 2013 An important study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that misdiagnosis is more common than you might think. According to the study, almost 40% of patients who
It will be interesting to see how my son navigates the still controversial issue of how to manage family and work-life balance. How do you do justice to the trust that was placed in you when that invitation to medical school was extended? That trust
When things get crazy, it becomes habit for busy physicians to see patients as the chest pain in room 6 or the broken wrist in the hallway. We turn people with their amazing lives and fascinating stories into a nameless number and a chief complaint.
Most patients ( and family doctors as well) have high regards for the skills which medical specialists possess . Because they see a lot of patients with one particular problem , they develop a lot of technical expertise in one particular area ...
Typically, the doctor cuts off the patient while he is talking; or is sarcastic about his internet research; or does not respect the patient's need for privacy ; or makes the patient's wait endlessly for no good rhyme or reason , while he's chatting
Silvia Otte/Getty Images The slender, weather-beaten, elderly Polish immigrant had been diagnosed with lung cancer nearly a year earlier and was receiving chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial. I was a surgical consultant, called in to help
All the doctors will accept the fact that medicine is an imperfect science and that there are lots of gray zone areas in medicine . Most patients will not come to the doctor with the symptoms and signs the textbooks say they should !...Unfortunately
Many people are worried that the introduction of computers into medicine will further depersonalize clinical care . Their concern is that technology will disrupt the doctor-patient relationship because doctors will start focusing more on the computer
14 pm On Thursday, we challenged Well readers to solve the mystery of a 17-year-old girl who was turning blue. We received more than 400 colorful responses that ran from Smurfitis and the occasional reference to Willy Wonka to the very serious