The Art of Medicine — When care goes beyond the patient

I check my morning schedule: this 1-month newborn well-child check, with no additional patients booked for the next half-hour, is certainly a satisfactory start — but in this business, without warning, things can go south in the blink of an eye. more»

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The Art of Medicine — Keeping one step ahead of the need to know

It always behooves one to crack the books before the final examination. more»

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The Art of Medicine — A Christmas gift

The mother sits quietly beside her husband, holding the swaddled infant in her arms. With pen in hand the father studies the form on the clipboard before him. Their 3-year-old son vies for his attention, then drops to the floor, whining by his feet. more»

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The Art of Medicine — Making it up as you go along

“He’s pitching a fit in there!” the nurse goes on. “Won’t even let me take his temperature. The mother’s upset because she said they had to wait too long. It’s only been 15 minutes.”

Silently, I smile as I approach the closed examination room door. I find the boy clinging to his mother’s neck, sobbing. “Oh my, someone’s upset,” I muse. more»

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The Art of Medicine — When the dust settles

The young mother sits in one of the plastic chairs in the examination room, struggling to contain her little girl. The toddler writhes in her mother’s arms, throws her head back, then head butts her mother’s shoulder. more»

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The Art of Medicine — Do you believe in magic?

In pediatric practice a sleight of hand might produce unintended consequences. more»

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The Art of Medicine — A slice of life

“Can I see your first patient of the morning with you?” the new student asks. “It’s a laceration, here to be glued.”

An interesting way to present a patient, I think to myself as I escort the student into the examination room. more»

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