General Patients

Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

 By MEGHAN O’ROURKE – The New Yorker.  For someone in her 30s, I’ve spent a lot of time in doctors’ offices and hospitals, shivering on exam tables in my open-to-the-front gown, recording my medical history on multiple forms,… Read More

Patient Profiling and the Harm It Can Cause

By Pamela Wible, MD.  Ever felt misjudged by a doctor? Or treated unfairly by a clinic or hospital? You may be a victim of patient profiling. Patient profiling is the practice of regarding particular patients as… Read More

Is Your Doctor Banned From Practicing in Other States?

State licensing system keeps patients in the dark. By John Fauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Matt Wynn and Kristina Fiore of MedPage Today. Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state… Read More

How Doctors Make Decisions For Their Patients.

By Garcia-Retamero, Galesic M.  From In the past decade, the number of lawsuits for medical malpractice has risen significantly. This could affect the way doctors make decisions for their patients. To investigate whether and why… Read More

Too Many Doctors Can Be Bad For Your Health

The more physicians you see, the greater the chance of miscommunication and overtreatment. My colleague referred her father to me with apologies. The 78-year-old retired businessman was visiting from Florida for the month, and had… Read More