Commentary

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...

Opinion

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.

Managing Your Practice

Firing patients

As with pretty much everything in a private practice, accurate and written documentation of dismissible behavior is essential.

Opinion

Patient, heal thyself!

Octavio has prostate cancer. His prostate growth is large but localized.

“What do your doctors suggest?” I asked him.

“They sent me to...

Law & Medicine

Workers’ compensation law

Question: Employee, a poorly controlled diabetic, accidentally stepped on a nail at work. Surrounding cellulitis and abscess...

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