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Decoding Doctor-Speak: the Communication Gap Between Doctor and Patient

If I told you that you had an erythematous papule, what would you think? Would you think it was nothing? Would you begin to panic that you had something serious, perhaps even fatal? 1,361 more words

Chronic Illness

Some Thoughts on Telemedicine - by Robert Nelson, MD

Third-party free practices (DPC, cash-only, membership medicine, some concierge) are a natural fit for a variety of electronic media that can be used to communicate with patients. 578 more words

Patient Choice

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Every person in the UK who reads newspapers/ watches TV/ listens to the radio/ accesses any digital news must be aware of the tragic, appallingly mismanaged case of… 1,542 more words

The 7 Types of People Direct Primary Care Works Best For - by Richard R. Samuel, MD

The modern movement towards direct primary care integrates the advances of medical science over the last 50 plus years with the qualities that made the old-fashioned family doctor so beloved. 195 more words

Schimpff, MD: “Does direct primary care improve quality measures?” | The Direct Primary Care Journal

Patients in MDVIP practices studied have had a substantial drop in hospitalizations including a 79% decline for Medicare enrollees as compared to similar patients in regular primary care practices and a 72% reduction for those ages 35 to 64.

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A Patient Named Cindy

I enjoyed Cindy (not her real name); how could I not? Short, plump, with uncertain hair of indescribable colour that was tossed on her head like a salad begging for dressing, she captured my interest the first time I saw her in the waiting room. 1,778 more words

Today, I lost a friend

I found out today that one of my tutors passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. What she originally though was another lung infection turned out to be a rejection of her transplanted lungs. 580 more words

Life Lessons