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Pick the @MedEdChat Logo!
I’d like to thank @thuc for graciously designing some possible logos for our humble account, which until now has just used the famous “Twitter egg”. Please choose one of the selections. Results will be announced at the September 29, 2011 … Continue reading
Posted in Esophagus 2 Comments
The Internal Medicine Interest Group: a quick story
I just took part in the UNC School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Interest Group session. These type of panels were recently discussed in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective, as well as that week’s #meded Twitter chat (you can read … Continue reading
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The Endoscopy: An Original Poem
It just doesn’t look right in the blog format, so click here if you’d like to read my poem. Below is the brief backstory…if you’re interested in what happened. Please read the poem first.
Posted in Endoscopy Tagged endoscopy, gastroenterology, patient care Leave a comment
Doc, can I use this natural supplement?
A little while back, I saw a patient in my reflux practice who had recently stopped her PPI and substituted licorice root to help keep her acid reflux symptoms under control. She told me that her symptoms were still under … Continue reading
Posted in CAM, GERD Tagged esophagus, gastroenterology, GERD, heartburn, herbs, patient care, reflux 6 Comments
A Patient Can Never Be Difficult
“There are no difficult patients; only patients with difficult problems.” I learned this mantra from a colleague and have used it to help shape my practice for quite some time now. A few recent comments online about “difficult patients” have … Continue reading
Posted in Esophagus 12 Comments