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#TowardsHealing: How Doctors Can Help the Country After the 2016 Election

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” — Hippocrates Doctors help the body heal. The body does the work, we just provide the help. It is now time for us to help … Continue reading

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Let’s stop using adjectives to identify patients

We have all heard it, we have probably all said it: “My diabetics never follow my instructions” “That schizophrenic is back in the hospital again” “How should I screen cirrhotics?” “Did you hear about my CHF-er?” It might be easy to … Continue reading

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Are we really training learners to manage diseases?

If you pay close attention to medical education and training, you have surely read something like this as an goal or learning objective: “Manage inflammatory bowel disease and its complications” However, this is not exactly what our goals should be. One push in the … Continue reading

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Introducing #medsm, a new unifying hashtag for the intersection of Medicine & Social Media

As you read this, you might be asking yourself why Twitter needs this new hashtag. The reason is simple: to permit anyone to follow a single unified stream of medical content. Currently, many people use #hcsm to disseminate medical tweets, … Continue reading

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Twitter 101 for Docs: Twitter Lingo

At the end of my last post, I said we’d discuss some ways to enhance your professional community on Twitter in an upcoming post.  But first, let’s remain in Twitter 101 so you can understand some of the intricacies of … Continue reading

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Your Job Interview Begins Now

A few days ago I was sitting in the endoscopy unit working on some notes, when one of my fellows walked into the physician’s room to speak to one of her patients over the phone.  The patient evidently had a … Continue reading

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“Thank you for your consult…”

Until recently, there was a financial difference between performing a “Consultation” and a “New Patient Visit” for office visits (Medicare stopped paying for Consultations at a higher rate than New Patient Visits in 2010).  I won’t get into the ins-and-outs … Continue reading

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Announcing the new #meded chat

In the last few weeks, several #meded tweeps have been bouncing the idea around about starting a Twitter chat dedicated to discussing issues related to medical education.  One night, Vinny Arora (@FutureDocs) made the proclamation that she thought we had now reached … Continue reading

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Anonymity and Professionalism on Twitter: Room to Educate

A well-established medical blogger Dr. Bryan Vartabedian (aka @Doctor_V, a fellow gastroenterologist whom I recently had the pleasure of meeting at DDW 2011 #DDW11) seemed to ignite a firestorm this week amongst #hcsm tweeps with his post about a specific … Continue reading

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Presenting on a consult service: Rules number one and two

As an attending gastroenterology consultant, I have heard many a presentation from medical students, residents, and fellows that start something like this: This is a 64-year old woman with Afib, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, osteoarthritis, cholelithiasis, and depression, whom … Continue reading

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