Tag Archives: physicians

Uncertainty: Can We Take It?

Blog Post by: Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction During the #HCLDR chat April, 28 2015 we discussed the lack of utility of an annual physical if we DONʼT have medical symptoms (read the blog here, and see the summary here). This week,  I would like us to consider what happens when we DO have symptoms and […]

Flip The Complaint

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln Human beings seem hardwired to complain. To breathe is to complain, it seems. Americans in particular, are considered to be particularly expert at it. Superficial complaints about healthcare are a […]

MDs + Social Media. What do we want and why?

Blog by Bryan Vartabedian MD. [Introduction by Colin Hung.] This week on #hcldr we are excited to have a healthcare social media star as a guest – Bryan Vartabedian, MD (aka @Doctor_V). Dr. Vartabedian is considered one of health care’s influential voices on social technology and medicine. He has served as a consultant to a […]

The larger health care environment + patients and family engagement

Blog post by Dominick L. Frosch, Patient Care Fellow, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation How do we shift norms and create a culture where patient and family engagement is the rule, not the exception? What are the ways in which legislation, regulations, and policy changes come into play? The impetus for developing a Roadmap for […]

Slow Medicine – Not can we afford it, but how can we not?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The Unease Over the past few decades there has been an increasing disquiet among doctors and patients. Prior to the late 1970s (pre CT/MRI era) other than routine medications, xrays, blood work and surgery there was little else to offer patients. For the physician, bedside history and examination skills […]

Online Is Just Courtship…

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe In my earlier days of social media (specifically #hcsm -healthcare social media) I felt that extending the healthcare information reach implied further engagement ONLINE. After all, with so many edifying healthcare tweet chats, a plethora of compelling healthcare conferences, multiple supportive and informative patient/disease chats, and a virtual banquet of […]

What can we do if a loved one doesn’t want medical help?

Blog post by Colin Hung On Monday August 11th the world lost a great entertainer – Robin Williams. As the details of his death became clearer, his battles with depression and addiction became headline news. Williams’ mental health issues and his suicide were analyzed and re-analyzed by the media with an army of clinical experts. […]