I often say in my keynotes that KevinMD shares the story of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from.
KevinMD has completed its 14th year as the web’s leading social media platform for these voices. Over 3,000 contributors power the site, and together, we are making our voice heard as our health care world changes around us.
I sincerely appreciate your readership and look forward to another great year. Here are the most popular posts of 2017.
Without names and faces, affordable health insurance is just another entitlement, given — and taken away — by a government whose own access to insurance is never in doubt.
Leaving your career in medicine is like breaking up in a long term relationship.
If I become the physician I dream of being, you can bet I will pay their lessons forward, ensuring that every patient receives the same compassionate care that has lifted me up.
Let’s untie hospital payments from patient satisfaction and return our focus to healing patients rather than pleasing them.
There should be no ambiguity when identifying oneself as a “doctor” in a clinical setting; it could be the difference between life and death.
It is time for the medical profession to look deep inside itself and fix the cancer that has been growing for far too long.
Our goal is to support and lift up other women who share our journey, and these data help us spur change. If we must, we’ll do it one introduction at a time.
We need to change the expectation that being a part of agonizing loss is normal and give nurses space to grieve.
If ever there was something that was symbolic of what’s happened to physicians over the last 20 years, the demise of their lounge would be it.
The practice of medicine is unique and wonderful. And challenging, too. I hope this provides a glimpse of what the person in the white coat is thinking.