Under My Skin

Under My Skin

Cancer and conference calls

Thursday was a big day in my ongoing quest to ask the question, “Why do people act that way?”

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Put the cash in the shoebox

Even when I was training back in the Pleistocene era, old Doc Greenberg was a throwback. During my pediatric residency, I accompanied him for a...

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Professional psychology

Expertise and psychology: Every profession needs both, including our own.

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The chief complaint

In medical school, they taught us to learn the patient’s chief complaint.

In dermatology the presenting complaint is on the outside, where...

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Damned documentation

Maybe little kids who used to dream of being firefighters will start to dream that they'll be file clerks with big red hats.

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Absurdity

As the old comedian Henny Youngman might have said: Take my prior authorizations. Please!

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Why do people act that way?

You can try all you want, but you never really figure people out.Take Brendan. He spent a good few minutes chewing out my front desk staffer Linda...

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Facing the world

In a primal, visceral way, people who hide their faces are very hard to face.

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Isotretinoin and shea butter

I am always amazed at people’s capacity to believe that there is a unique regimen just right for them.

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