“Notes from a Healer” — The Beat Goes On

Tachycardia, episodic chest pain with shortness of breath and post-op knee pain — a tall order of problems to be sorted out in a 10-minute time slot. more»

My latest installment of Notes from a Healer — The Beat Goes On — is now online, newly published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine is an online journal fostering discussion about the culture of medicine, medical care, and experiences of illness. Interested readers can access a list of editorial board members and regular contributors here.

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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.