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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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The Pap Party—The Definition of Patient-Centered Care →

There’s a gazillion scholarly articles on patient-centered care. You can even attend conferences on how to deliver patient-centered care. Or you can stop all the academic masturbation and just do it.

The Pap Party is a perfect example of patient-centered care. 

The History of the Pap Party

My patient Sandra,

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Ideal Clinics: The Health Care Model That Works! →

Ideal Clinic Model

There’s a lot of complaining in health care. Here’s just a sampling of quotes from letters I’ve received this week:

Physicians:

“I’ve become so disillusioned with medicine. I don’t know who to talk to anymore or what to do with my life.

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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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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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