Disparities in Pain Care Treatment In The Socioeconomic World

Allen W. Burton, M.D. - 6/10/2021 - 3

Digital and telehealth are potential solutions for many, helping bridge the divide for those who have few options because of socioeconomic factors.

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inflamed appendix (appendicitis)

Not So Intelligent Design: The Bible, Darwin and the Trouble-making Appendix

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 4/11/2021 - 6

An anesthesiologist points to the useless, troublesome appendix as he explains why he favors the theory of natural selection over creationism.

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Early Experiences with Death Informed a Physician’s Choices about Life

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 3/28/2021 - 0

Early experiences with death, including the failure to revive a drowned fisherman, spurred a young man to become a doctor.

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Pediatric Airway Emergency! An Anesthesiologist’s Life, a Father’s Nightmare

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 3/20/2021 - 1

The orderly progression of cases in the OR is interrupted when an l-year-old is rushed in, mottled and limp, from a pediatric airway emergency

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Perchance to Dream: Suicidal Teen Shapes a Doctor’s Perceptions of Despair

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 3/5/2021 - 2

Recollections of caring for a suicidal teen with a devastating self-inflicted gunshot wound leads a physician to reflect on his own life.

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The Healing Power of Music in a Physician’s Life

Adam Rock Kendall, MD, MPH - 2/19/2021 - 2

Playing music is a ritual in my family. But it wasn’t until I became a physician that I understood that it could also console and bring hope.

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Physician Compensation 2020: How Much Money Do U.S. Doctors Make Per Year?

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 11/8/2020 - 10

Doximity’s Physician Compensation report revealed that income growth slowed and the gender wage gap grew in 2020 due to the pandemic..

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women in medicine burnour

Burnout: The Experience of Women In Medicine During COVID-19

Sharon Grossman, Ph.D. - 10/30/2020 - 1

Women in medicine are faced with heightened demands and lower than normal resources during the COVID pandemic. This can lead to burnout.

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How to Stay Excited and In Love with a Career in Medicine

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/28/2020 - 7

If you combine an insatiable desire to expand skills with a fearlessness to walk away, you can have a long, exciting career in medicine.

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Coronavirus MedShare response

Healthcare Workers Say They’ll Be Fired If They Wear Their Own Masks

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 4/1/2020 - 1

Healthcare workers who risk their lives by showing up for work are being threatened with firing for trying to protect themselves with their own masks.

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Re-Shaping Patient Engagement in a Multicultural World

Abner Mason - 9/8/2019 - 0

An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce can impede patient engagement and may lead to poor outcomes and higher costs.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Nurses & Doctors Who Work Long Hours

Adela Ellis, BSN, RN - 8/16/2019 - 4

Fast food options and easy access to processed foods make nearly impossible for doctors and nurses working long hours to develop a healthy eating routine.

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