Tag Archives: gastroenterology

Presenting on a consult service: Rule number three

In my most recent post, I discussed the first 2 rules of presenting on a consult service.  In this post, we’ll take the next step.  Actually, this rule could go for any type of presentation, even in the clinic. Rule … Continue reading

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DDW Day 4

Well, it’s the last day of DDW.  I’m already here, so I’m actually creating this blogpost during one of the esophageal motility sessions.  I posted my video blog about yesterday’s sessions here. The one study that I forgot to include … Continue reading

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DDW Day 3

Yesterday was a good day for esophageal research and topics.  I attended a session on GERD pharmacotherapy and GERD diagnosis, and the poster session.  The video blog is (ahem) still uploading…I’ll get that link up here shortly. The very brief … Continue reading

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DDW Day 2

So my first day of live tweeting from DDW went fairly well.  I only attended 2 sessions and presented my poster.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to see any other posters because of the amazing foot traffic at my poster that … Continue reading

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DDW Day 1

Today is the first day of DDW — Digestive Disease Week — in Chicago. This international 4-day conference is the biggest combined gastroenterology/hepatology conference. DDW attracts thousands of gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, and researchers from across the world. This will … Continue reading

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How much credit do you get for teaching?

I feel fortunate.  I work at a Medical School where the educators are superior.  Excellence in Medical Education is rewarded. However I cannot help but feel that we are far from equality in Academic Medicine.  The Clinician has the RVU; … Continue reading

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A Physician’s View about Medical Necessity

“Doc, do I really NEED this medication?” In my practice, I seem to hear this question (or something like it) on a daily basis.  The question is not always about a medication, maybe it’s about a lab test or a … Continue reading

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