“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.

“Notes from a Healer” — Frustrated

These are the days of pediatric practice that try clinicians’ souls.  more»

My latest installment of Notes from a Healer — Frustrated — 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.

Semper Paratus

In the United States we are faced with a shortage of primary care physicians, but fewer medical school graduates elect a career in primary care. Have the members of any Washington think tank seriously considered the role of generically trained physician assistants in this equation?  more»

Interested readers can examine my thoughts on this issue in my latest Musings blog post newly published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.