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Listen More

My first posting on this blog explained why I chose to name it “Auscultation.”  I wrote that I wanted to promote a conversation, and that listening was essential to doing so. 374 more words


Are You Afraid to Ask for a Second Opinion?

Does the thought of getting a second opinion for something you’re facing freak you out a little bit?

Maybe your doctor is telling you to get surgery, or an invasive test, or a procedure you’re not sure you need.  553 more words

These Paths....(5)

Work was perhaps my greatest distraction from the unrest I felt within. Work was like a paid vacation. We didn’t have a lot of inpatients; but the outpatient clinic was fairly busy. 1,059 more words


Take Back Control of Your Healthcare

Direct Primary Care puts you back in driver seat of your own health & wellness! – YouTube

Economic Issues


The first article I saw, today, was “Find your social media voice. Patients are listening.” It admonished physicians to ‘get out there’ and get online. Participate in social media.

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Patient Choice

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Strong Patient-Provider Relationships Drive Healthier Outcomes | The Direct Primary Care Journal

With over 50% of primary care providers believing that efforts to measure quality-related outcomes actually make quality worse, it seems there may be something missing from the equation. 79 more words


I'm Free

I was on-call last weekend, and it was busy. The ICU was full. Our patients list was quite long. I only got about 8 hours of sleep from Friday to Sunday, that by the end of my 58 hours shift, I was really exhausted.  511 more words