Late last night, I was in the office discussing with a patient how she could get her much-needed high blood pressure medication since the price was $225 a month and her insurance company hadn’t approved it. We had a very Read More Is YOUR Doctor Worth a Coke?
A Friday during my fellowship training, I was asked by my instructor to go place a dialysis catheter in someone in the ICU. He needed fluid removed because his lungs were becoming congested to the point he couldn’t breathe. I Read More Is There Ever a “Right Time” to Die? A Physician Speaks Out.
As a doctor, some of my most transformative experiences are when patients walk through the door and share with me the tragedies in their lives—their children who die before them; their spouses who desert them for a younger woman; their Read More Why Would a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Cry?
“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.” Norman Cousins. Hope matters. As a middle aged doctor, some say I am a bit young to have learned this the hard Read More Why Hope Matters: A Physician Speaks Out
One of the most difficult and sensitive roles of a physician is dealing with a grieving patient. The way in which you respond can have a profound effect on patients. Their psychological well being and the quality of their ongoing Read More 5 Things Doctors Should Never Say to a Grieving Patient