Category: Patient Relationships

A doctor’s love letter to a doctor →

My Dearest Love, Fiancé, Partner, and Best Friend, I want you to know just how much I love you. I genuinely love you with every ounce of my body and soul.  🙂 But I worry about you. You’ve been beaten

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Goat yoga for blood pressure? Doctors say yes. →

What if you could get off your blood pressure meds with a daily dose of goat yoga? New study released today confirms you just may be able to do that. Follow me on an investigation of the health benefits of

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How to do a no-hands-on physical in 3 minutes (or less) →

Step 1) Greet patient. Step 2) While chatting, check all boxes in electronic medical record for a complete review of systems and physical exam. Copy and paste parts of previous chart note while looking at patient every once in a

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How To Be The Doctor You Always Wanted To Be (Explicit Language) →

Interview with Pamela Wible, M.D., on The Doctor Paradox with Dr. Paddy Barrett. Warning: EXPLICIT language. Listen to interview here. (Paddy is an Irish guy and it kind of sounds like we’re in a bar.) PB: Hello. Paddy Barrett here and you

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Meet The Inspiring Docs Behind These Innovative Clinics →

Meet 3 physician entrepreneurs who are leading the way with innovative neighborhood clinics of the future. Innovative Primary Care Practice Models Panel featuring: Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, D.O., pediatrician at Nourish Wellness and Pediatrics in Yakima, Washington. Pamela Wible, M.D., family physician at a

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Meet the happiest doctor in Idaho! →

I just got to hang out with a graduate of my physician retreat, Ann Cordum, M.D., who now has a successful ideal medical clinic is Boise, Idaho. Here’s what Ann has to say about her new life: PW: So this

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Texas Doctor’s Craziest Text Messages →

So yesterday I get this email from a physician friend. . .  Subject: On Call 24/7 🙂 Some on-call text messages from my patients: “I fell better just hearing from you” “Good deal thanks!” “Enjoy your family this week!” “Well,

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Why I encourage patients to fire me →

Not all relationships work out. My prescription: if a relationship isn’t working, end it. Now. Recently an insurance plan told me they were sending a nurse to my office for a chart review that would take 3 hours. After 24

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Heart-wrenching photo of doctor crying goes viral. Here’s why. →

Outside of a Southern California hospital, an ER doctor is crouched down against a concrete wall grieving the loss of his 19-year-old patient. A paramedic snaps a photo of the tender scene. His coworker, a close friend of the doctor,

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A physician quits assembly-line medicine. Here’s what happens next . . . →

A few months ago a physician friend Facebooks me: I only have 7 days of clinic left. Just finished two weekends back to back so it will be something like 20 days in a row that I worked before I

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Are you receiving health care or abuse? →

A physician in Texas posts this photo on Facebook. Caption: “My schedule one morning in January 2014. Never again . . .” Yay! Another physician breaks free from assembly-line medicine. High-overhead, high-volume offices sacrifice the sacred physicians-patient relationship and perpetuate

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The #1 thing patients want from doctors →

Ever wonder what patients really want from doctors? Is it the fancy buildings with marble fountains? Is it the board certifications and diplomas on the wall? Is it the expert medical jargon and starched white coats? Nope. None of the

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7 steps to get what you need from your doctor—fast! →

Sick of phone trees, endless refill requests, packed waiting rooms, out-of-control bills, and other medical misadventures?  Follow these 7 simple steps to get your doctor to do what you want. 1. Get Organized. Be clear about what you need from

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7 Secrets to Loyal Patients for Life →

Loyal patients are the lifeblood of a medical clinic. And devoted patients are worth their weight in gold. It’s a lot easier to care for an established patient that lots of one-timers who never return. Beyond ease of workflow, the

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Eulogy to My Father, Dr. Theodore Krouse →

I believe we choose our parents before we are born. I hit the jackpot. I picked an unlikely pair—a radical feminist and a guy named Ted Krouse. Mom wasn’t home much (she was finishing up her psychiatry residency) so I

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