What is a doctor? Technically speaking, a doctor is a person that dedicates his or her knowledge and skills to the prevention and treatment of diseases, while maintaining and even enhancing human health. The majority of physicians enter into the profession of medicine because they are committed to helping others. It is this mission-driven spirit and dedication that makes us grateful for the opportunity each to care for others during a ...

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I was recently on an off-service rotation and one morning as I entered a patient’s room that had been admitted to our service, I overheard the patient quickly tell the person they were talking to on the phone, “Hey, can I call you back? My nurse just walked in to talk with me.” For a moment I was confused and actually turned around to look for his nurse behind me. Alas, ...

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