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Healthcare Practice Models

Styles? Types? Models? I could ask ChatG, but let’s go with it. Knowing all the different healthcare practice models out there is helpful because it might help entrepreneurial doctors figure out what style fits them best. Different medical practice types will likely show up in the future, and most will have a lot of overlap. […]

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Don’t Hide Online

So you are this smart, intuitive, insightful doc practicing in your microbubble and positively impacting your colleagues and patients. But you are practicing in a microclimate without anyone being able to reach you. You can only practice a narrow spectrum of medicine as an infectious disease doctor, MSK radiologist, or pediatric endocrinologist. You are having […]

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Engaged Patients Make Better Patients

Reflecting on a couple of tough cases I’ve had myself and my girlfriend, who is a rheumatologist, complex cases don’t require complex thinking or complicated workups. It’s Sunday, and you decide to review your patient cases for Monday. 93 yo with recent hospital discharge for sepsis and partial pneumonectomy and a drain in place. WTF. […]

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How Does The Kool-Aid Taste? Standard of Care Practice of Medicine

As physicians, we get a very one-dimensional exposure to the medical sciences. To the family medicine doctor, it’s all about medication management; to the psychiatrist, it’s all about personality disorders; the orthopedist wants to cut; the radiation oncologist wants to radiate; and the interventional cardiologist wants to roto-rooter. But how significant or impactful are our […]

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Striking a Balance – Defensive Medicine & Reassurance

As a family medicine doctor, I get a lot of vague patient complaints, all of which could be something sinister. Got a little tingling on your lower jaw? It could be your snaggle tooth, or it could be Giant Cell Arteritis — defensive medicine vs reassuring the patient. Blame the tooth or go in for […]