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“Doctor, can I record this conversation?”

It’s happened to me a couple of times already. But the question in the title of this post was never asked. Rather I was informed later on that my conversation with a patient or family was recorded without my knowledge. … Continue reading

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How to Fix Healthcare, From a Doctor on the Frontlines: Part 3.

This is the last of a 3 part series by Dr. Moeller, the infamous Doctor on the Frontlines. In this series he explores ways in which our healthcare system is failing, and how it can be improved from the perspective … Continue reading

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A Dream About U.S. EMR’s; A Reality in th U.K.

I’m back at it again, talking about my continued love/hate relationship with EMR’s. From my conversations with doctors at different hospitals in our region, it seems that most docs appear to be falling into the “hate” column. Meanwhile, I’m still … Continue reading

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Smartphone App Allows COPD Patients to Individualize Their Care.

Health-care technology advocates have long been preaching about the potential of smartphones and other types of disruptive technology to improve health-care delivery. We in organized medicine have been slow to answer the call. Studies that showcase the ability of these … Continue reading

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Flash Mob Medical Research

It was my second day of residency, and something was afoot. As I made my way around my first rotation on the cardiac floor, my medical senses were tingling. There was something strange happening to all of my patients, I … Continue reading

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Why Medical Education Should Embrace Social Media

Social Media and Medical Education: Access Denied. -By Rebecca Hastings, D.O. I have never been very computer or tech savvy.  I’m not up-to-date on the latest technology, but I do have a smart phone and a laptop which I use … Continue reading

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Another Letter to Washington, from a Physician on the Front Lines.

 -by Matthew Moeller. Due to the tremendous popularity of Dr. Moeller’s original post as well as some of the critiques and questions it raised, Dr. Moeller has written this follow-up post in response. Thank you to everyone for the positive … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Washington, D.C. From a Physician on the Front Lines.

-by Matthew Moeller M.D. I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and … Continue reading

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Offer Hospice Patients a Smile.

Hospitals are busy places to work. The work is fast paced, and never seems to stop. For most physicians, the work ends when the work is done, or until you fall over, whichever comes first. So as a consultant, when … Continue reading

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Does Blogging Affect Physicians’ Employment Prospects?

After having munched down yet another tasty lunch provided by the evil drug companies (yeah, that’s right, I’m still eating ‘em), I had some time to contemplate what impact my blogging has on my future ability to get or keep … Continue reading

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