Humane Medicine — Heartache: When the diagnosis is just a click away

The heart has its reasons, which the reason knows not. —Pascal

It has been a particularly trying week. Cracks appear at the edges of my well-ordered world: too many patients, not enough time to devote to difficult cases, staffing issues at the office. Moreover, I feel a cold coming on, a growing discomfort in my chest.

Now here before me sits a 14-year-old boy, my last patient of this busy Friday afternoon. more»

Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine column — Heartache: When the diagnosis is just a click away — recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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2 comments on “Humane Medicine — Heartache: When the diagnosis is just a click away

  1. td says:

    Pericarditis put me in the intensive care unit of our local hospital for 3 days, followed by another 4 in a shared room. Had my trip to the E.R. been delayed, I’d
    not be here to read your “Marginal Musings” … likely a much bigger loss than one less reader.

  2. I just read this article in my husband’s JAAPA. Thanks for writing.

    I’ve also read a few of your articles, including the one about medical humanities for $50,000. I very much enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of your work.

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