The Optimized Doctor

The Optimized Doctor

Sick call

A recent Medscape survey of physicians found that 85% said they had come to work sick in 2022.

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The ‘root cause’ visit

“How did we miss out on that?” “What?” my physician friend replied as we stood in line at the coffee cart. “Root cause. I mean, we invented this...

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Dignity

We've driven medicine to the efficient and left little of the dignity it seems.

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Dig like an archaeologist

He was a fit man in his 40s. Thick legs. Maybe he was long-distance walker? The bones of his right arm were more developed than his left – a right...

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‘I shall harm’

Nocebo, from the Latin “I shall harm,” is the dark counterpart to the placebo.

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One weird trick to fight burnout

Why do some older workers recharge daily and carry on while many younger ones say the daily grind is burning them out?

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The work after work

Are you a super doer, reluctant doer, admin denier, or admin avoider?

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To a perfect day

Attempting a perfect day or perfect surgery or a perfect pour over coffee is a fun game, but perfectionism has an insidious side.

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