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Everyone’s a hero →

(Warning: I have a lifelong problem of “freaking people out” by sharing too much detail. Hang with me . . .)

When I was a little kid, I had this ritual with my dad. I’m pretty sure we were the only two people in the world that ever did this.

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What doctors (secretly) need from patients →

Listen in to discover what doctors (and patients) actually need from each other . . .

Sydney Ashland: For the past six months or so, Pamela and I have talked a lot about the physician-patient relationship. She has recorded and written a lot about her relationship-centered practice,

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A doctor’s love letter to a doctor →

Doctor's Love Letter

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 down. 

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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 this trendy exercise.

Goat Yoga 1

To study the effects of goat yoga on the human cardiovascular system,

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

Pamela Wible Big Box Clinic

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 while.

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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 are very welcome to another episode of The Doctor Paradox.

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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 community-designed Ideal Medical Clinic in Eugene,

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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 is your office!

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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 →

Fire Doctor

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 years of education,

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

CryingDoctor

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, posts the photo (with permission) online.

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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 get a chance to breathe. One weekend was “punishment”

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Are you receiving health care or abuse? →

Abuse ScheduleA 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 a disease-billing management system. This is NOT health care.

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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 above.

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

7 steps to get what you need from your doctor

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 your appointment. Make a comprehensive list of all the issues you want to discuss—and your ideal outcomes for each.

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