Category Archives: Art of Medicine

January Resolutions

This is the time of year people make New Year’s resolutions. Many goals get made repeatedly each year because it’s hard to sustain changes in habits to make progress in things like losing weight. People start off good, but a … Continue reading

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Matchmaker Matchmaker

Not uncommonly patients tell me about their loneliness. Sometimes it’s related to health issues. They don’t exercise going for a walk because they don’t have anyone to go with, or they don’t eat healthy food because they don’t like cooking … Continue reading

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Running Late – Sometimes it’s Helpful

Staying on time in my clinic is always a challenge. Typical follow-up appointments for my internal medicine group are 15 minutes, which is not a lot of time when dealing with patients with multiple complex problems. I also have to … Continue reading

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Exam Room Miscommunication

In school were you ever challenged to explain to someone how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using words only? It’s harder than it sounds. Similarly it’s sometimes difficult to explain to a patient what I want them … Continue reading

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