DocSpeak Archive

Why physicians should always be their own brand

Healthcare in America and the practice of medicine has undergone a sea change over the last couple of decades. It used to be about Dr Johnson’s office around the corner that would serve you and your whole family. Nowadays, it’s about mega-specialty groups and ...Read More

Golden communication tips for doctors

It’s something that’s not taught anywhere near enough as it should be in medical school, but every practicing physician quickly realizes that communication is everything in healthcare. It’s the foundation of the doctor-patient relationship, and what patients will judge you on. Sure, doctors are ...Read More

What’s The Big Short in healthcare?

Last week a physician friend recommended watching the movie The Big Short. The description given to me was that it was a great movie that was all about a bunch of guys who saw the 2008 financial crisis coming. Sure enough, that very weekend, ...Read More

5 communication mistakes doctors should avoid

Being a doctor is about as much of a social job as one can get. Even though computers and healthcare information technology mean that physicians are now spending a disproportionately large amount of their time staring at their computer screens, there’s no getting around ...Read More