You get a horrible cough. You call your primary care physician’s office and discover that he has just retired. You call 3 other doctors’ offices, and the closest physician is 25 miles from your home! You have newborn twins at Read More America’s DEVASTATING Doctor Shortage: Are We Doing Enough?
These days, getting things lightning fast extends far beyond Fast Food and Google Searches. Millennials (those who are 18-33 years old) are using Uber to get transportation within minutes and Google Express to get things delivered to their doorsteps within hours. Read More “I Want a McDreamy, a McSteamy and a Happy Meal, Please.” How Do Millennials PICK Their Doctors?
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
The practice of looking someone up on the Internet is so common that the terms “Google” and “Googling” have entered the dictionary. Millions of people resort to Google every day to find out more about specific individuals–whether it be for Read More Should Doctors GOOGLE Their Patients?
According to the 2015 Medscape Physician Compensation Report, many U.S. physicians believe they are not fairly compensated for their work. Less than half of the American ophthalmologists and general surgeons surveyed believe they are fairly compensated for their work and Read More Countries Where Doctors Get Paid the Least
The popularity of social media has exploded in recent years with 31.24% of all web traffic now coming from social media platforms. According to the New York Times, in April of 2015, the leading social media platform is Facebook with Read More 5 Things Doctors Should NEVER Post on Social Media
What did doctors without smartphones do when they needed to retrieve information stat on the job? It must seem ridiculously archaic, and hopelessly inadequate, to today’s medical students and residents, that there was a time when those of us Read More Top 10 Medical Apps for Doctors
There was a time when family medicine was the poor and battered step-child of the “real” specialties. The medical establishment opposed creating a new specialty that would fill the need left by the rapidly dwindling number of general practitioners. Read More Are You Giving Up the Joy of Family Practice Jobs?
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, American doctors are growing increasingly dissatisfied with their profession. It’s not surprising considering how much the healthcare landscape in America has changed. Today, doctors are reeling from decreased reimbursements, controversial Read More Are You Sick of Being a Doctor?
Yesterday I saw a sweet, frail elderly woman in my office. She was 93 years old and had a very good head on her shoulders. She had no signs of dementia and could vividly recall details of our last conversation. Read More Doctors…Are You Bargaining with Potential Killers?