Frontline Doc Scripts

3 reasons why, despite all the outrage, a reasonable person may respect Donald Trump’s candidacy

25 Aug 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on how the world of healthcare could use a Donald Trump. I received quite a bit of correspondence afterwards—some positive, some negative—as is to be expected with any semi-political article. A few people wrongly interpreted my article as being some sort of political endorsement of Donald [&hellip

Dr, who’s your boss?

18 Aug 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

As a relatively young physician, I always enjoy my conversations with the older members of our profession, who’ve seen so much change over the last few decades. I’m fascinated with their stories about how different the medical world was when they were residents, how treatments were so novel, and how they used solid clinical skills [&hellip

Some common complaints from patients about healthcare IT

11 Aug 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

There are many reasons why information technology and the new age of computers holds great promise for the future of healthcare. We are still at a relatively embryonic time, when the use of IT by doctors and nurses is still evolving. The rush to fulfill Meaningful use requirements has resulted in a sea change at [&hellip

Boston’s 2024 Olympic debacle: shambolic, disorganized and sadly very un-American

4 Aug 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

Last week the news came that Boston had officially abandoned her bid for the 2024 Olympics. A vocal but not insignificant proportion of Boston appeared to breathe a sigh of relief. Having gone through an incredible amount of work to become the candidate city for the United States, after months of debate and a loud [&hellip

Maybe healthcare needs a Donald Trump or two

28 Jul 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

He’s loud, brash and audacious. He’s been a celebrity for decades, a well-known businessman and reality TV star. And anyone who is even remotely following the news at the moment knows he’s also dominating headlines with his Presidential run. I’m going to pause here to say that I’m not going to get into the politics [&hellip

Not letting a computer come between me and my patients

21 Jul 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

Ask any frontline physician at the moment what one of their biggest daily frustrations is and you will probably hear a very similar thing whether you are talking to a primary care, emergency room, or hospital physician. The thing that most takes them away from patients and makes them forget the reasons why they went [&hellip

5 things that doctors learn from their patients

14 Jul 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

    For all the talk about patient-centered care and a new healthcare paradigm—which is of course the right way forward—the doctor patient relationship will always remain relatively one-sided because of the nature of the profession itself. Essentially, patients come to doctors for help, and the knowledge transfer, advice and guidance flows in one main [&hellip

On life support: the amount of clinical time doctors spend with patients

7 Jul 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

How much time do doctors actually spend with patients during a typical day? The answer to this question should trouble any good and competent physician. It’s been shrinking year by year, and has now reached a critically low level. In fact, if it were a laboratory result or an imaging reading, it would probably be [&hellip

5 simple ways we can give our patients a better experience

30 Jun 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

Being sick and hospitalized in a lonely and unfamiliar place is a terrifying time for our patients. It’s an easy thing for doctors and nurses to forget as we go about our hectic days, when time goes by so quickly that we barely have time to stop and think. Whether you are practicing medicine in [&hellip

The Ultimate Patient Advocate in Your Pocket

23 Jun 2015 By Suneel Dhand | Blog

Having been an Attending physician for the last several years and practiced medicine up and down the east coast, I’ve witnessed firsthand the daily challenges we face in healthcare, which are surprisingly the same in every hospital I’ve ever worked in. Seeing these issues and feeling passionately about them led me to develop a strong [&hellip