It took me several days to recover from my recent long evening in the ED. I have a harder time staying up till 2:00 am on weekdays than I used to. My old body and brain do better on seven hours sleep than on four. The night started when my sister called at 6:30 pm, Continue reading
I recently spoke with the bright young son of a physician who is thinking about going to medical school. He spent a year in Peru after college helping people and thinks medicine would be a good life choice for him. He then spoke with several physicians Continue reading
The internet! It is a boon and a bane. It is a blessing and a curse. But when it comes to dispensing medical advice, the scales tip towards the negative. We have all had patients come to our offices citing information they gleaned from the internet. Some patients will Continue reading
Primary care clinicians are often caught between a rock and hard place. Antibiotic prescribing offers a classic example. The rock – patients often want antibiotics for common infections, are happier with their PCP if she or he gives them antibiotics, and Continue reading
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued this year’s policy statement recommending annual influenza immunization for all people six months of age and older.
Children under age two years are at high risk of hospitalization and complications from Continue reading
How often have we given this advice to our patients? Fruits and vegetables offer our patients a wholesome low calorie source of color, flavor, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. So we tell them to eat apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, and peaches and we think we are doing a great service to our patients. The problem is Continue reading