Tag: outpatient clinic

Reality and the Toilet Seat, Revisited

Reality and the Toilet Seat, Revisited

Originally published in April 2011, this practical post featuring a real patient encounter that took place in our clinic bathroom (and the scientific questions raised by that whole humorous situation) has been viewed many thousands of times.* In the ten years since, the evidence and 

Thankful

Thankful

Yesterday was Friday, typically a long day in the office for me, with clinic in the morning and afternoon. I also schedule office time before and after patients to catch up on paperwork, results review and reporting, messages and phone calls… This week, I’m also 

COVID Call

COVID Call

I’m on call for our practice this weekend, through Thanksgiving. I’m not sure I need to give much intro to this other than to flash this current graph from the Massachusetts Department of Health: Soooooo now you know what I’ve been paged about pretty much 

A Day in Clinic During a Pandemic

A Day in Clinic During a Pandemic

So, here I am in the office, which all but closed in mid-March. While we do have a skeleton crew on site seeing non-COVID-19 urgent care (like abrasions and UTI’s and joint pain), most our ongoing outpatient work is via telehealth. I’m going to talk 

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 

Long Day, But It’s Okay

Long Day, But It’s Okay

Here’s a true story from my yesterday, as in, New Year’s Eve 2019: I had wrapped up my clinic and was looking forward to maybe leaving the office earlier than usual. Most of our docs have been away for the holidays, and I’ve been one 

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Boston enjoyed the first snowstorm of the season this week, and I was lucky enough to have clinic scheduled smack dab at the height of it. We pretty much never cancel clinic for a snowstorm, though there have been blizzards when I literally couldn’t get 

The Latest Weight Loss Science

The Latest Weight Loss Science

Want to know more about what works for healthy, holistic weight loss? Cutting edge research just published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that behavioral change support, in the form of a health coach at your primary care doctor’s office, can be 

Hell Hath No Fury…

Hell Hath No Fury…

This pictured quote has unleashed a (quite justified) fury. A fury that started with a simple post in a physician mom’s Facebook group on Friday, and then exploded: this is now being covered by CNN, The Washington Post, and Huffpost, among others. Here’s what started