One Thing Leads to Another in Internal MedicineJuly 13th 2011
Unlike specialties that require completion of fellowship, the specialty of the internist hospitalist doesn't require constant repetition of mechanical procedures and the learning of technological devices. Rather, the internist specializes in the pathophysiology of the sick human being in all its manifestations, many of which can occur simultaneously
Addressing the Chief ComplaintJune 22nd 2011
As the American medical system transitions towards a healthcare (rather than a sick-care) system focused on delivering quality care (rather than abundant care), we will increasingly have to tailor our clinical decision-making towards precisely achieving a diagnosis, addressing the chief complaint, and providing safe treatments with demonstrable benefit.
Lentils: The Gateway to Shifting Patient Attitudes about FoodJune 15th 2011
The ugly realities of an obesity epidemic and an environment of ever-dwindling supplies of inexpensive whole foods are reminders of the urgency of the situation. As clinicians, it is incumbent upon us to catalyze the behavior change that leads to the consumption of real food and nutrition.