It was recently World Antibiotic Awareness Week and Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. According to the CDC, 2 million people in the United States become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and 23,000 people die from such infections each year. What's worse is that antibiotic resistance continues to increase. "To give you an idea of how high the pressure is to prescribe antibiotics, I didn't get a job once because during the interview ...

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A trip to the doctor's office usually isn't something we look forward to. Many people have shared their frustrations with me regarding their experiences with doctors, and it occurred to me that there are many things that go on behind the scenes that people may not realize.  Here are five things to know to help you avoid having a disappointing experience. 1. Doctors want to be able to spend more time with you. Frustrated on having to wait ...

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shutterstock_158366573 “Oh, you’re my doctor? A woman?” Who do you picture walking through the exam room door at your new doctor’s office? Is it the Norman Rockwell depiction of an older, jolly looking male? After residency, I was alarmed at how many patients commented on my age and gender: “How old are you, 12?” or, “Oh, you’re my doctor? A woman?” This got me thinking about ...

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