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Attorneys For Medical Board Investigation

In this article, I’ll list competent attorneys for physicians who need help with state medical board investigations. If you’re reading this article, then you know what that’s all about. If you’re new to this topic, the state medical boards can levy hefty punishments on physicians, believing that their heavy hand will bolster the patient-doctor relationship. […]

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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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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 […]

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Catastrophizing the Practice of Medicine

Got an email from one of the 4 people who follow this blog and this doctor said that after practicing for 30 years he’s just realizing that maybe he’s meant to practice medicine. Imposter syndrome aside and looking past any potential catastrophe we imagine, there is the part where you get paid to care about […]

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Your Physician Sex Life is Not Private

If you’re the average US citizen, you can engage in whatever kinky shit you fathom. But when you’re a physician, your sexual preferences are no longer your own personal business. The state medical board can and will ask you rather salacious questions about your physician sex life. Falling on the Medical Board Radar Imagine you […]