The Optimized Doctor

The Optimized Doctor

Yoga life lessons

As it turns out, yoga can transform your life.

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Mid-career advice

You’ve arrived at an important milestone when someone asks you to give a grand rounds titled ... “Mid-Career Advice.” Yes, I’ve been asked.

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Flying solo

The journey from apprehension to mastery must pass through discomfort.

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The expert trap

If you want to be a better doctor, try working on your sense of self-importance. Remember your limitations and those of medicine.

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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...

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Eminently qualified physician

There are other professions where evaluations and feedback are more direct. In the military, performance standards are often quite explicit.

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One percent better

Although uncomfortable, EMR redesigned menus and shortcuts can help - once you're used to them.

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Spring

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.

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Getting a good night’s sleep

Nothing frightens sleep away faster than an all-out effort to find it. And yet, it should be the easiest of all health habits to cultivate.

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My recommendations for the best books of 2018

These books include one that provides practical takeaways you can immediately incorporate into your daily routine, to feel more productive,...

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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.

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