Improving self-confidence

When I meet with our young doctors, I try to provide feedback not only on their medical acumen but also on their confidence to deploy that...

Law & Medicine

Legal duty to nonpatients: Communicable diseases

A health care provider can sometimes be found liable to one other than his or her immediate patient, notwithstanding the absence of a provider-...

Hitting a Nerve

Poster ads don’t belong in the clinic

“Patients are bombarded with direct-to-consumer advertising for many drugs in every media outlet. The doctor’s discussion room shouldn’t be one of...



I grew up in New England where Forsythia bushes flower this time of year – a most welcome sign that the winter’s worst was over.