ZDoggMD with another classic parody: “Let it flow.” As he puts it, “an emotional, epic anthem … about urinary retention.” Men with BPH rejoice!
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A woman experienced symptoms of a stroke: facial droop, dysarthria, arm weakness and reduced fine motor control. She recorded these symptoms in a real time video, which is now on YouTube. Several days prior, she experienced similar symptoms that were dismissed by physicians. After this episode, she was correctly diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack, and now on appropriate medications. But I agree with Dr. Markku Kaste with the World Stroke …
Dr. Oz testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and gets grilled by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former prosecutor. As the senator puts it, Dr. Oz has a huge megaphone, which he could use to promote evidence-based health practices. Instead, he squanders this opportunity by endorsing products of questionable value.
Physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and has given presentations worldwide, focusing on the human side of medicine. In his terrific TED talk, he passionately argues that in the midst of overwhelming data and technology, we must never lose sight of the patient.
“When we shortcut the physical exam, we not only overlook simple diagnoses, but we’re losing much more than that.”
ZDoggMD returns in the next episode of his web series, Dr. House of Cards. He navigates an interaction with an “anti-vaccine mother” in a family medicine clinic, Frank Underwood-style. At the 2:11 mark, watch how he reframes the conflict and goes on the offensive.
For more Dr. House of Cards, check out the first episode.
Emergency physician Brian Goldman, host of CBC’s White Coat, Black Art, wants to lift the cloud of shame when medical mistakes are made, so they can be openly discussed and not be repeated by other physicians. In this masterful TEDx Toronto talk, Dr. Goldman shares compelling stories of his own errors and reveals the 3 words that every emergency physician fears.
When it comes to mistakes in medicine, the …
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Class of 2016 sings “Let It Go,” or rather, “I Don’t Know.” The talent and production values of these parodies have certainly gone up over the years. Props to the vocals and choreography. Enjoy.
Two of my recent columns were recently published.
The first is in USA Today: Electronic medical records no cure-all yet. While EMRs are here to stay, they are generally antiquated programs that divert providers’ attention away from patients:
More time in front of computers means less time for patients.
An American Journal of Emergency Medicine study found that emergency physicians spent 43% of their time entering data into a computer, compared with only …
KevinMD.com shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from. Over 2500 articles were published this year from these voices, including practicing physicians, patients, policy experts, nurses, social workers, medical students, and hospital chaplains, among others.
I sincerely appreciate your continued readership and conversation.
Here are the most popular posts of 2013.
I am honored to be offered the opportunity to share my social media journey to health care audiences at conferences nationwide. It’s truly enlightening to meet, and learn from, a diverse array of individuals, each with a different perspective of social media’s place in health care.
This fall, I will be speaking at conferences in Boston, New York City, and …
For those who subscribe to KevinMD.com with Google Reader, please be aware that it will be retired this coming Monday, July 1st, 2013.
You can continue reading by switching to a number of Google Reader substitutes, but I suggest Feedly. Login with your Google credentials, and all your subscriptions will automatically migrate over with a single click. Easy.
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I sincerely thank those who have reviewed or mentioned Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation.
1. Doctors and Their Online Reputation. The New York Times’ Well.
“The book is an excellent and helpful resource. But what elevates it beyond the category of valuable how-to manual is the passionate call to arms that resonates from all those well-enumerated directions and clearly labeled diagrams. Like it or not, the …
I give my take on the issue in a USA Today column: ER key to curb painkiller abuse.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing national tragedy. One of the biggest culprits is opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet. Shockingly, more than 200 million …
Kaiser Permanente is often hailed by health reformers as the model other health systems should replicate.
While integrated health systems have the potential to improve patient care, they also encourage hospitals to buy up physician practices to build their own Kaiser Permanente. This increases provider clout in the marketplace, which has been shown to actually raise healthcare prices for patients:
My book, co-authored with Susan Gay, is now available: Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.
It is available at Greenbranch Publishing, in print or e-book, as well as Amazon.
I sincerely appreciate the following media stories and interviews discussing the book.
I write about these caffeine-fueled beverages in my latest USA Today column: Treat energy drinks like drugs.
Safety concerns require energy drinks to be more closely scrutinized. Beverage manufacturers should clearly label the caffeine content. Adults should limit their …
I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.
1. How to find the best medical information online. Los Angeles Times.
“We need to face the reality that because of the Internet, patients are more empowered,” Pho said. “We can’t see ourselves as gatekeepers. We need to see ourselves as curators who can shepherd patients through an abundance of information.”
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