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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 […]

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Don’t Get Hacked

As a physician, you are often the target of hacking, spamming, and phishing attacks. I’ll discuss the mindset necessary to avoid such issues in this article. It won’t be easy—I’ll say that immediately. The message is, don’t get hacked, keep your guard up, and assume all professional interactions are malicious. The CEO Text Me The […]

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Medical Malpractice Review Physician

I haven’t come across a better online profile than that of Dr Jeff Willis. He offers to review malpractice cases for attorneys and advertises himself very effectively on LinkedIn as a medical malpractice review physician. What is He Doing Well? A page banner that answers all the essential pressing questions. He mentions he offers input […]