With the coming of Healthcare Decisions Day, I thought it would be nice to share how I help empower my patients to make thoughtful decisions about their own health. While it’s not always easy, I feel like it is very important to make sure your patient is properly educated about the topic at hand. This […]
Ready for Surgery???
November marks the end of my internal medicine rotation and the start of surgery. Typically, any surgery rotation consists of about 4-6 weeks in general surgery, and 4-6 weeks rotating through sub specialties. My surgery rotation is beginning with the sub-specialties, specifically an anesthesia rotation this week, and so far I’m loving it. It’s kind […]
Returning to Caregiving as the Centerpiece of Medicine
One of the privileges of going to medical school at a University is we sometimes get to hear thoughts from outside of our medical disciplines. Tonight on my bike home, I caught a lecture by Arthur Kleinman, a noted medical anthropologist. He spent the evening speaking about the practice of caregiving. He first set out […]