Commentary

Opinion

Addressing patients’ complaints

In the years since I last wrote about addressing patients’ complaints, the issues that prompt them have only...

News

Life is beautiful

A perfectly arranged Mayo stand, oh, exactly as you like it. An empty EMR in basket. A flap close on the nose that closes just so.

Hard Questions

Gatekeeper

Many people with metastatic cancer say they wouldn’t want invasive treatment near the end of life. But how do we know when it’s the end?

Hard Questions

Information overload

Once a patient hears “cancer,” they often stop listening. We could go on, spelling out the next steps and treatment options. But patients usually...

From the Editor

Pathologic superstition

Without certainty, how can a physician debunk a superstition?

News

Superheroes

Heroes change with the times and are metaphors for the real-life challenges we face and our abilities to overcome them.

Opinion

The Sunshine Act, 5 years hence

The law’s questionable impact and apparent lack of enforcement do not mean you can ignore it. The data are still being collected and displayed.

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