Patients who record office visits

The laws around patient recordings are quite different state to state. With the ubiquity of smartphones and other such devices, recordings are becoming more commonplace during patient-doctor conversations. In his most recent post, S.Y. Tan, MD, JD, emeritus professor of medicine and a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, discusses the …Read the full article

Two more and counting: Suicide in medical trainees

In the aftermath of two resident suicides in New York this month, Michael F. Myers, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at State University of New York, Brooklyn, and the author of “Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared,” writes of his recent experiences and provides some important recommendations …Read the full article

How to Harness Value-Based Care Codes

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) started out as just chronic care management codes but has since exploded to include more than 20. This article talks about about how to make the shift to value care, see your professional and financial rewards have climb and, most importantly, help your patients. Many of you …Read the full article

Computerization and Physician Burnout

The computerization of medical practice is one of the top causes of physician burnout – especially for older physicians. In their latest post, Neil Skolnik, MD, and  Christopher Notte, MD, discuss the avenues available to practicing physicians that can mitigate the demands of EHRs, allow them to thoughtfully approach the changing landscape of their profession, and …Read the full article

Grind it out

As much as we want to achieve the oft-promoted ideal of finding meaning in every aspect of our lives (and our jobs), sometimes it’s just not possible. Pushing yourself through the tasks you’ve set for yourself is sometimes the only option, and Jeffrey Benabio, MD, MBA, is here to remind us that that’s OK. “And …Read the full article

Impostor Syndrome

Jeffrey Benabio, MD, is director of Healthcare Transformation and chief of dermatology at Kaiser Permanente San Diego, and yet his most recent post written for our affiliate news publication, MDedge, describes how he often feels he is an “impostor” in his professional life. Here he describes the common syndrome and provides some advice on how …Read the full article

How to break the cycle of being busy

In a recent opinion piece from Joseph S. Eastern, MD, he reminds us that the time we spend out of the office can be just as vital to our success as time spent in the office. Here he enumerates on the value of stepping out of your normal routine and keeping your mind and your …Read the full article

Traits of the Successful Physician

In a recent article adapted from her November 2017 speech at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Washington, DC, Kerryann B. Broderick, BSN, MD, enumerated on the top 5 habits of a highly successful physician. While she wrote it from the point-of-view of an emergency physician, we would argue that this advice is key to any …Read the full article

Physician Job Search – Interview Questions You MUST Ask

In a follow-up to last week’s article on the importance of the handshake, this week we’re delving further into job interview tactics with some key questions from physician burnout expert Dike Drummond, MD. Once you’ve mastered the ideal handshake and these key interview questions, you’ll be more than ready for your next interview. By Dike Drummond MD, …Read the full article

How to Give a Better Handshake (And why it’s important)

The importance of the handshake is a courtesy that is often overlooked. While this may be a simple gesture, the way in which you do it may drastically change how your patient feels about you and their corresponding satisfaction with your service. In a recent column, Jeffrey Benabio, MD, director of Healthcare Transformation and chief …Read the full article