Tag Archives: gastroenterology

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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But I Have Reflux…

When I first started this blog, I promised topics about gastroenterology and esophageal problems.  So let me talk about one today.  I consider this the most fundamental issue I see in my office on a regular basis: the difference between … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Gastroenterology Training?

The state of gastroenterology training and education in the United States today can be summarized in one word: endoscopy. Gone are the days of the cognitive gastroenterologist, discussing the character, smell, texture, and color of a patient’s stool in an … Continue reading

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Doctor as Teacher: A Life Lesson to Future Doctors

I do a lot of teaching.  Truth be told, it is what drew me to stay in academic medicine.  As a subspecialist, I am fortunate enough to have multiple opportunities to lecture, train, and educate in a number of venues.  … Continue reading

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