Tag: doctoring

Coronavirus: Making Primary Care Cool Again

Coronavirus: Making Primary Care Cool Again

You guys may not know this, but up until this pandemic, primary care has been the runt of the medical litter. Like, if the different branches of medicine were a high school sitcom, outpatient internal medicine would be the dorky intellectual kid who everyone knows […]

A Coronavirus Clinic Day

A Coronavirus Clinic Day

This is a play-by-play of my day at work, during the pandemic. My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. I always get up extra-early for work, mostly because the T is variably reliable, and running late for clinic gives me palpitations. Better to avoid being […]

Primary Care: Personal Attention vs. Paperwork

Primary Care: Personal Attention vs. Paperwork

The doctor-patient relationship is emphasized and idolized throughout medical training. Students and residents study and even dream about how they will interview, examine, and relate to their very own patients, when they are attendings. They do not worry about paperwork. But every physician deals with loads of paperwork […]

Latest on MiM: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment

Latest on MiM: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment

Me reflecting on an interesting week, and some common doctor/patient dilemmas, on the Mothers In Medicine group blog: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment