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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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You’re Not Rich

I know you think you are or you’ve been told you are, but you’re not rich. The problem with physicians thinking that they are rich is that they’ll go down the wrong path. It’s like your kids, if they think they is stupid, they’ll never apply themselves. If they think they aren’t good at math […]

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Building An Ideal Practice On The Side

Yesterday, after going to an artist pop-up, we all decided to grab some fancy Mexican food at Casabel, where I met a dude named H. He is an actor and does a lot of theater work. He’s a very fit 47 yo guy, originally from Holland, working as a waiter to fuel his real passion. […]

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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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Becoming a Part-Time Physician

I didn’t think this topic needed a dedicated article, but here we are. If you are a full-time physician and want to work part-time or per diem or moonlight or just work less, this article might help. I’m a part-time physician, myself. When I’m on the road pretending to be a digital nomad, I do […]