hospitals Archive

A 2017 New Year’s wish list for healthcare

Another year passes by. 2017 dawns, and I wanted to thank everyone who reads this blog. I’m always grateful for the readership, cross posting to other sites, and lovely comments I receive from people like you. Appropriately, I was going to write about my ...Read More

Why pick on those independent hero physicians?

Since finishing my residency several years ago, I’ve worked in almost every type of hospital up and down the east coast, ranging from big urban academic medical centers to more rural community outposts. Although I primarily practice hospital medicine, working with both smaller private ...Read More

Government employed physician—no thanks

Every healthcare system in the world is facing its fair share of challenges. Ageing populations, the exponential increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, expensive new treatments—all at a time when most countries desperately need to curtail rising healthcare costs to ...Read More

The awesome human factor

Last Friday I watched the movie Sully. It was the first time I’d ever watched a movie on its actual release date. Knowing what a legendary actor Tom Hanks is, and what a fascinating and near-tragic story unfolded on January 15 2009, I felt ...Read More

A silent epidemic affecting our hospitals

There’s a huge problem we have right now affecting our nations’ hospitals. It’s not a disease you’ve ever heard of before, or something that cutting edge research or treatments are going to solve. It’s a seemingly simple issue that has been lacking in every ...Read More

“Doctor, can the family talk to you?”…

Being a doctor is often more about talking to people and communicating than it is about the scientific practice of medicine. This is something that is unfortunately not taught in medical school, and it’s left to newly qualified doctors to realize very quickly as ...Read More