Tag: health care

Why medical conferences feel like funerals →

A friend just got back from a big medical conference at a fancy hotel. The cleaning ladies actually pulled her aside to ask, “What’s with all the grim faces and sad eyes?” Do doctors realize medical conferences look like funerals?

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I may not accept your insurance, but I will always accept you →

Just for the record: I am happy to see you—irrespective of your insurance. I accept most insurance plans. And if I don’t accept your insurance, I have a very good reason. I will not sign a contract with a health

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Some Doctors Are Afraid of Vaginas. Really. →

I’m a doctor. And doctors aren’t squeamish. We love blood and guts. But not all docs can handle genitalia. In med school, a gay classmate was completely grossed out by gynecology. When I asked how things were going, he said,

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Should You Be Intimate with Your Doctor? →

A new patient calls for an appointment. I ask, “What would you like to come in for?” “Depression. Two weeks ago my doctor put me on antidepressants.” “Why don’t you see your current doctor?” I ask. “I feel weird discussing

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Why Health Care Lacks Love →

I am a woman doctor, but I inherited a patriarchal medical model. A patriarchal medical model rewards male values. MALE VALUES: Speed Volume Bigness  Toughness Graphs Charts Algorithms Proof Strength Fighting War metaphors But I am a woman doctor. I

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