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June 7, 2022

Ep 8 Medical Errors

It does not surprise me, *almost* ever, when I hear stories of medical errors. I recall being so busy in my last years of practice that my head would spin during the day from the pace. Doctors are pulled in so many directions at once - patient care,…

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I learned so much talking with Dr. Leitner on the topic of burnout among physicians. I wasn’t really that familiar with terms like moral injury, learned helplessness, (other) before this. If you simply use the term burnout, it implies that th…

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When I was a kid, I would go on house calls with my Dad, who was an internist in Chicago. We'd literally go into peoples' homes and he would pull the patient aside into a private room and have a visit. I was usually left in the kitchen or living roo…

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As you've heard by now in the last few episodes, a doctor's life is pretty hectic and challenging in today's healthcare system. Most of us are really just trying to get through our day. So when I hear stories of doctors that took extra time out of t…

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"Seeing too much of the chicken" is the phrase my husband uses for those situations where you just know a little too much. That's what it's like to be a doctor-patient sometimes - you (think you) know too much for your own good. This can lead to get…

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When you're a patient in the hospital, it's especially hard to see outside of your own sphere of discomfort and fear. It's as if the experience completely takes over your mind and it's hard to think of anything else. But sometimes an opportunity ari…

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These first two regular episodes shed light on a day in the life of both a patient (Ep 1) and then a doctor (Ep 2). Because I fundamentally believe in the utmost significance of the doctor-patient relationship, I hope that these two episodes shed so…

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April 10, 2022

Ep 0 Trailer

It's almost here: Dr. Patient podcast. This idea has been brewing in the back of my mind for a couple of years, ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2020. That, combined with other health problems that I've had over recent y…

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