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It's not my fault

The new on-call resident – Jonathan, I think was his name? – was trying to present another admission to me. He was visibly annoyed.

“…so, the ER calls me and says, you have a patient with chest pain, and I say, what kind of chest pain, and they say, oh, we don’t know, but the patient needs to be admitted, and then I go down and try to talk to this guy, and he is just the worst historian in the world and just stares at me, and says I don’t understand him, and…” 1,102 more words

Self Care

The conundrum of “can’t” – Part 1

I’m just going to come right out and say how much I love my CrossFit® gym.  There are many reasons for this, including the passion and connectedness of the coaches, the accepting and supportive atmosphere, the old-school simplicity of running, jumping, and lifting weights, and I could go on.  1,147 more words

Health Care

Doctor, no offense but I don't want to see you

It was already close to the end of the workday in my clinic but there was still a new consult to see. It was the usual – a recent heart attack with diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypertension. 702 more words

Doctor-patient Relationship

Just Don't Overthink It

Once in a while, I try to actually imagine myself as a doctor. It feels surreal, though, like I’m watching myself through several degrees of separation. 958 more words

Medical School

The Girl With Chest Pain

By Sarah Riley-Burnett, DO

Her eyes were crazed and glassy when she finally opened them. She had been writhing in the gurney, gyrating her jaw with clinched teeth and breathing heavily.  1,590 more words

Providing Trust AND Truth in Family Medicine

By Bob Chestnut, MD

“…we are living in this strange time where trust is more important than truth.”

Comedian Hasan Minhaj at the 2017 White House correspondents’ dinner… 602 more words


Therapeutic Hypnosis: an anthropological look at the signs of the body

Dr J. NICOGOSSIAN (2016-2017 video experiment)

This movie is on The signs of the body I videorecorded during hypnosis sessions. These anthropological observations show the signs and symbols of the hypnotized body, the visible physicological signs of the connection between inside and outside (like the accelerated breathing or weeping), as well as the technical moves that are suggested by the hypnotherapeutist and last but not least the unconscious body movements. 75 more words

Techniques And Technologies