What I've Learned from Watching 'House, M.D.'
Competing for New Patients at Your Practice
A designer waiting room will surely impress new patients, but will not affect the quality of care you provide. Make sure you focus on meaningful metrics.
Advocacy for Physicians is a Catch-22
Many physicians compare efforts to initiate policy changes to trying to move a mountain with a shovel, and indeed it sometimes takes just as long.
When Physicians' and Patients' Perspectives Differ
One of the most crucial aspects of patient relationships is understanding how our thinking as physicians compares to how patients tend to think about medical problems.
Costco-Like Health Systems: Has Medicine Outgrown its Limits?
There is an unfortunate expectation among society and patients that everything affecting health can be addressed and solved.
Patient-Centered Care Versus Patient-Directed Care
We have all experienced patients who demand certain tests or treatments and see the physician’s role as rubber-stamping whatever is desired. Here's how to deal.
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