We’ve been hearing about hydroxychloroquine seemingly since the pandemic started, and there is no question that doctors need to determine whether hydroxychloroquine is an efficacious treatment for adults hospitalized with COVID-19. Does this Original Investigation from JAMA finally provide some clarity to the drug’s use among patients hospitalized with the virus?
For a busy physician, exercise often happens whenever there is time. In a review published in Integrative Medicine Research, the authors looked at the relationship between exercise type and time of day to enhance aerobic capacity, muscle power, and well-being. Read on to find out if the authors used the complex science to truly discover […]
Is perfectionism a net positive? What drives you forward so you can meet your goals and standards? Is it sustainable? It’s perfectly understandable that you strive to deliver the highest quality care for your patients; however, it’s impossible to reach unachievable standards. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to find the balance between accepting […]
In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, a nephrologist discusses being terminated after 15 years at the same institution as a physician in a private practice multi-specialty clinic. Despite getting employees to focus on accountability and rally behind organizational goals – not to mention the ongoing challenges of dealing with COVID-19 – the physician was fired. Was […]
We all have the same number of hours in the day. Things need to get done, and when you’re a physician, sometimes the day is gone before you feel like you even got started. Here are some tips and tricks to help streamline your schedule and improve your time management. You, your staff, and your […]
In a nutshell, imposter syndrome is the overwhelming belief that you’re a fraud, despite objective evidence to the contrary, and it’s rare for any physician to be completely immune. This pattern of thinking can cause pervasive anxiety, frequently contributing to physician burnout. Here are three tips to help overcome these feelings and take positive steps […]
In this podcast/article from KevinMD.com, the author questions how FIGS – a design-driven medical apparel company – let a flagrantly offensive advertisement against DOs get published, in addition to other criticism: “We should also ponder how – despite 150 years of DO education within the US – we’ve failed to correct the systemic discrimination against […]
Medical practices incorporate digital apps to improve online scheduling, send appointment reminders, and provide telemedicine options. And physicians now have entire medical libraries at their fingertips to confirm a diagnosis, check drug interactions, and collaborate with other HCPs. Here are some of the most popular medical apps for doctors, nurses, and medical students.
To help ready physicians with sound, scientific knowledge—untarnished by political views—essential to combating COVID-19, the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians hosted the COVID-19 Vaccine Forum on 10/16/20 to offer current, evidence-based information related to the science, approval processes, and development of clinical recommendations for vaccines.
Medscape’s National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report 2020, which surveyed more than 15,000 physicians (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic), found 42% of those interviewed admitted to feeling burned out. Burnout has many causes, but also many solutions. Here are three tips to help you cope on an individualized level.