The new norm

I’ve known this mother for a long time. Far from wet behind the ears, she’s raised four other children, mostly on her own after her divorce several years ago. She’s never been one to run to the office for every sneeze and sniffle. If she brings one of her children in to be evaluated, it’s usually for a good reason. more»

Interested readers can peruse my latest JAAPA Musings blog post, newly published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Humane Medicine — Just passing through

I watch them go — a new family I will most likely never see again. They’ve played by the rules, but got burned by the system. Lose your job, lose your health insurance, lose your doctor. more»

Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine columnTransitional Medicine: Patients who are just passing through — recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.