He has worked in academic as well as private practices, served as medical director of several nursing homes, and created palliative care programs for skilled nursing facilities.
He is a writer and storyteller who has been published in Medical Economics, the Pharos, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. His book, I Am Your Doctor And This Is My Humble Opinion, was published in 2015, and followed by Five Moments: Short Works of Fiction in 2017.
Jordan shares his stories at conferences nationwide, highlighted by an acclaimed performance at the dotMD conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Jordan speaks about the following topics:
Bridging the intimacy gap between physician and patient
Caring 2.0: Social media and the rise of the empathic physician
Friday in my office is like happy hour for the oldest of the old.
They come. 90, 95, 100. Always on Fridays. Some come in wheel chairs. Others walking. Some alone. Others with family. 5,6, 7 sometimes even more in just one short morning. And we talk about life, about their children, about growing old. I apologize that at that age I really have little to offer. After all, they know ...
I wish I knew how to express myself. I wish I knew how to put this into words. How the direction of things has just become depressing. How each day makes me wonder how we got to where we are today. And I think back. Back to the beginning.
I think back to my childhood. And how I looked up to my father ... the physician. How he died when I ...
She was like ... Superwoman. A strapping medical visionary probably in her forties. Gray long coat falling below the knees. She strode confidently down the hallway towards the elevator, a father hurrying beside her with his young lanky daughter cradled in his arms. The girl's head nuzzled into her father's shoulder. She was old enough to walk by herself...but clearly she was sick. Unable.
Undoubtedly they were headed from the medical ...
I was a third-year medical student in the first week of my obstetrics rotation. The obstetrics program was known to be high-pressure, its residents among the best. Mostly women, they were a hard-core group--smart, efficient, motivated--and they scared the heck out of us medical students.
I remember the day clearly: Not only was I on call, but I was assigned to the chief resident's team. I felt petrified.
We'd started morning rounds ...