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Non-opioid post-op pain relief [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Watch on YouTube. Catch up on old episodes! Join us as we sit down with Amy Baxter, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, to explore how societal factors, deceptive marketing, and profit-driven health care systems have contributed to the opioid epidemic. Amy will shed light on the effectiveness Read...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 05:02
I had a (incorrect) memory screening. Have you even had one?

Although it’s hard for me to comprehend and even harder to admit, I’m “of age” to be on Medicare. Recently, I visited my primary care physician (PCP) for a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, a one-hour appointment that requires the inclusion of a cognitive screening—whether or not the patient or clinician suspects a decline in memory, Read more… I had...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 02:01
Why doctors should embrace uncertainty for better patient outcomes

Recently, I met a coaching client for her second session. As we greeted each other, it was immediately apparent that her energy and mood had shifted from the first session. She seemed lighter, her shoulders were higher, and her posture was straighter. There were smiles instead of tears. In the initial session, we discussed pressures Read more… Why...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 02:01
Medicine’s struggle for inclusivity

Medicine, with its somewhat tarred history in the matter, has woken to the cause of inclusivity. Not too long ago, in the early twentieth century, the American Medical Association (AMA) orchestrated reforms requiring immigrant European doctors to pass rigorous qualification exams, which most American doctors themselves were highly unlikely to clear....

Mon Apr 22, 2024 16:59
Addiction treatment, legal troubles, and the role of the DEA [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Watch on YouTube. Catch up on old episodes! Joining A.J. Reid Finlayson, a psychiatrist, Jeffrey A. Singer, a general surgeon, and Peter R. Martin, also a psychiatrist. We’ll be discussing the case of Dr. Ralph Thomas Reach, an addiction medicine physician whose medical license was revoked, leading to legal Read...

Mon Apr 22, 2024 16:59
Embracing vulnerability: a doctor’s journey of healing and connection

One doctor I’ve worked with had gotten caught up in the idea of being a doctor. She realized, during her training with us, that she had stopped looking her patients in the eye. In fact, she had stopped making eye contact with her patients when she was in residency. She had to tell these two Read more… Embracing vulnerability: a doctor’s journey of...

Mon Apr 22, 2024 16:59

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