From the Journals
Don’t call me ‘Dr.,’ say some physicians – but most prefer the title
Doctor says getting on a first-name basis with his patients is integral to delivering the best care.
Nurse practitioner fined $20k for advertising herself as ‘Doctor Sarah’
Sarah Erny agreed to refrain from referring to herself as a doctor in her practice and on social media.
Why your professional persona may be considered unprofessional
“For Black women, our daily behaviors and forms of expression that are deemed ‘unprofessional’ are much more subtle than being able to wear a...
A plane crash interrupts a doctor’s vacation
‘My oldest brother-in-law jumped into his ski boat and we sped out to the scene.’
Is there a doctor on the plane? Tips for providing in-flight assistance
Tools in a physician’s in-flight toolbox start with the first-aid kit.
Physicians react: Climate change and other social issues
Around half of physicians rated climate change among their five most important issues, according to results of a Medscape survey.
Med students dismayed that residency match process won’t change
Many publicly stated that they believed the change could reduce stress.
New Medicare physician fee schedule leaves docs fuming over pay cuts
Physician groups’ initial reactions centered on an across-the-board reduction of 4.4% in the conversion factor.
Working while sick: Why doctors don’t stay home when ill
Only 2% of respondents said they never come to work unwell, in a Medscape survey.
Would a national provider directory save docs’ time, help patients?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for comment on its proposal for the first-ever nationwide directory of health care...
COVID lawsuits have arrived: Which doctors are at risk?
One factor may be that physicians were doing the best they could at the time but that the pandemic affected the extent of care they could provide...